Past Continuous Tense

In Past Continuous Tense Verb shows that the past action continued for some time.

In these sentences, the auxiliary verb ‘was /were’ is used with the present participle.

We shall take an example with three persons.

 

Base form (Present tense)Past tensePast participlePresent participleInfinitive
Arise

Arose
Arisen
Arising
To arise
Awake

Awoke
Awaken
Awaking

To awake
Be

Was/Were
Been
Being
To be
Bear

Bore
Born
Bearing
To bear
Bite
Bit
Bitten
Biting
To bite
Become
Became
 
Become
Becoming
To become
Begin
Began
Begun
Beginning

To begin
Bend

Bent
Bent
Bending
To bend
Bid
Bade/Bid
Bidden/Bid
Bidding
To bid
Bide
Bode
Bidden
Biding
 
To bide
Blow
Blew
Blown
Blowing
To blow
Break
Broke
Broken
Breaking
To break
Bring
Brought
Brought
Bringing
To bring
Build
Built
 
Built
 
Building
To build
Burn
Burned
Burnt
Burning
To burn
Buy
Bought
Bought
Buying
To buy
Catch
Caught
Caught
Catching
To catch
Choose
Chose
Chosen
Choosing

To choose
Come
Came
 
Come
Coming
To come
Dig
Dug
Dug
Digging
To dig

Do/Does
Did
Done
Doing
To do
Draw
Drew
Drawn
Drawing
 
To draw
Drink
Drank
Drunk
Drinking
To drink

Drive
Drove
Driven
Driving
To drive

Eat
Ate
Eaten
Eating
To eat
Fall
Fell
Fallen
Falling
To fall
Fly
Flew
Flown
Flying
To Fly
Forget
Forgot
Forgotten
Forgetting
To Forget
Forgive
Forgave
Forgiven
Forgiving
To Forgive
Freeze
Froze
Frozen
Freezing
To Freeze
Give
Gave
Given
Giving
To Give
Go
Went
Gone
Going
To Go
Grow
Grew
Grown
Growing
To Grow
Hide
Hid
Hidden
Hiding
To Hide
Know
Knew
Known
Knowing
To Know
Lie
Lay
Lain
Lying
To Lie
Ride
Rode
Ridden
Riding
To Ride
Ring
Rang
Rung
Ringing
To Ring
Rise
Rose
Risen
Rising
To Rise
See
Saw
Seen
Seeing
To See
Shake
Shook
Shaken
Shaking
To Shake
Show
Showed
Showed/Shown
/
Showing
To Show
Sing
Sang
Sung
Singing
To Sing
Sink
Sank
Sunk
Sinking
To Sink
Speak
Spoke
Spoken
Speaking
To Speak
Steal
Stole
Stolen
Stealing
To Steal
Strive
Strove
Striven
Striving
To Strive
Swear
Swore
Sworn
Swearing
To Swear
Swim
Swam
Swum
Swimming
To Swim
Take
Took
Taken
Taking
To Take
Teach
Taught
Taught
Teaching
To Teach
Tear
Tore
Torn
Tearing
 
To Tear
Tell
Told
 
Told
 
Telling
To Tell
Throw
Threw
Thrown
Throwing
To Throw
Wake
Woke
Waken
Waking
To Wake
Wear
Wore
Worn
Wearing
To Wear
Write
Wrote
Written
Writing
To Write

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