PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE RULES WITH EXAMPLE

PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

Identification : End of Sentences must be Raha Tha, Rahi Thi, Rahe The.

RULE FOR SIMPLE SENTENCE

[Sub + was/were + V1-ing + Object]

Was=Sub Singular,I,Were=Sub Plural

  1. We were doing this work.
  2. Girls were plucking flower.
  3. Shivani was going to school.
  4. My mother was cooking food.
  5. Ravi was going to GMA.

RULE FOR NEGATIVE SENTENCE

[Sub + was/were + not + V1-ing + Object]

  1. We were not doing this work.
  2. Girls were not plucking flower.
  3. Shivani was not going to school.
  4. My mother was not cooking food.
  5. Ravi was not going to GMA.

RULE FOR INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

 [Was/Were + Sub + V1-ing + Object?]

  1. Were we doing this work?
  2. Were Girls plucking the flower?
  3. Was Shivani going to school?
  4. Was my mother cooking food?
  5. Was Ravi going to GMA?

RULE FOR INTERROGATIVE + NEGATIVE SENTENCE

[Was/Were + Sub +not+ V1-ing + Object?]

  1. Were we not doing this work?
  2. Were girls not plucking the flower?
  3. Was Shivani not going to school?
  4. Was my mother not cooking food?
  5. Was Ravi not playing on the school?

RULE FOR WH-QUESTION SENTENSE

[Wh-Words + was/were+Sub+V1-ing+Object?]

  1. When were we doing this work?
  2. Why were girls plucking the flower?
  3. What was Shivani going to school?
  4. Where were you doing work?
  5. Why was she watching movie?

RULE FOR INFINITIVE SENTENCE = TO + V1

[Sub + was/were + going + to + V1 + Object]

  1. We were going to do this work.
  2. Girls were going to pluck the flower.
  3. My mother was going to cook food.
  4. They were going to play cricket.
  5. He was going to ITI.

RULES FORQUESTION TAG SENTENCE

[Sub+was/were+V1+ing+Obj, was/were+not+Sub?]

  1. We were doing this work, were not we?
  2. Girls were plucking the flower, were not girls?
  3. My mother was cooking the food, was not my mother?
  4. They were going to play cricket, were not they?
  5. He was going to take bath, was not he?                                          

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