Past Continuous Tense – English Grammar Guide

Past Continuous Tense any activity of past which was on going in the past.

Past Continuous Tenses

yeh tense past ki aik aise activity btata hai…jo mazi main jari the.
Woh gari chala raha tha.
yani mazi ka aik aisa action jo mazi main he jare raha.
Identity….raha tha, rahe the, rahy thay.
Helping verb….was,were
Verb…..1st form+ing
Singular…..was
Plural……..were

Structure of Past Continuous Tense

Subject+was/were+4th form of verb+object

Past Continuous Tense
Main English seekh raha tha.
I was learning English.
Interrogative..
Kya tum net istemal kar rahy thay?
Were you using the net?
Negative
Wo bhag nai raha tha.
He was not running.
Structure of Past Continuous
Subject+was/were+4th form of verb+object

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Practice Sentences for Past Continuous Tense

1…Pakistan acha nai kheil raha tha is liyay match nai jeeta.
2..Tum wahan kya kar rahay thy?
3..Wo koi job nai kar raha tha.
4..Tum kab ayee? or tum nay anay say pehlay bataye be nai.
5…Kya app nay tenses seekh leyay?
6…Many apna kam mukamal kar lea.
7…Many apna kam kea.
8..Many apna kam kar lea hai.
9…tum maery bary main kuch nai janty.
10…Wo amoman khamosh rehta hai.

The Correct Answer for Above Sentences – Past Continuous Tense

1…Pakistan acha nai kheil raha tha is liyay match nai jeeta.
akistan was not playing well that is why it did not win the match.

2..Tum wahan kya kar rahay thy?
What were you doing there?
(Here, there, tomorrow, yesterday…fikray k shuru or akhir main be aa sakty)

3..Wo koi job nai kar raha tha.
He was not doing any job.

4..Tum kab ayee? or tum nay anay say pehlay bataye be nai.
When did you come? and you did not even inform me before coming.
(Before….or “after” k bad hamisha “ing form of verb ati hai)

5…Kya app nay tenses seekh leyay?
Have you learnt tenses?
(kya app nay tenses sekh leyay….yani tenses sekhnay ka action pora kar lea hai??? hum situation ko read karain gain….situation saf bata rahe hai k yeh present perfect hai….yani action present main pora ho gya hai)

6…Many apna kam mukamal kar lea.
I have completed my work.

agar yeh past simple hota to main yun likhta
“many apna kam mukamal kea”
jab k fikra yeh hai
“kam kar lea”

7…Many apna kam kea.
I did my work.

8..Many apna kam kar lea hai.
I have completed my work.

9…tum maery bary main kuch nai janty.
You do not know anything about me.

10…Wo amoman khamosh rehta hai.
He usually keeps quiet.