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English tenses

Past Progressive

01 Past Progressive rules

Statements exercises

02 Progressive exercise

03 Progressive continuous

04 Progressive continuous

05 Progressive progressive

Signal Words

06 Progressive signal words

Questions Past Progress.

07 Progressive questions

08 Progressive questions

09 Progressive questions

10 Progressive questions


11 Progressive negative

12 Progressive negative

13 Progressive negative

14 Progressive negative

15 Test 1 Past Progressive

16 Test 2 Past Progressive


English Tenses

Simple Present Tense

Simple Past Tense

Present Perfect

Past Perfect

Future 1

Future Perfect



Progressive Tenses

Present Progressive

Past Progressive

Present Perfect Progr.

Past Perfect Progressive

Future 1 Progressive

Future Perfect Progressive


Comparison of Tenses

If clauses - Conditional

Active Passive exercises

Reported Speech



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Past Progressive exercise

Past Progressive Tense - Learning English - English Grammar


Past Progressive - Die Verlaufsform der Gegenwart


The Past Progressive tense (Past Continuous) describes on-going actions that continued for a specific stretch of time in the past and ended.


Past Progressive examples:


Jack was playing football all days.

At 10 o`clock Jane was working.

I was working, when my father arrived.

Ann was singing while Tim was playing the guitar.


Past Progressive (Past Continuous)

to be (was, were) + infinitive + -ing


Signal words Past progressive - (Past continuous signal words)


Past Progressive Signal words: when, while.


Signal words Past Progressive (Past Continuous): 


She was sitting in the classroom when the teacher came.
The film started while they were reading.


Can, like and want have no Past Progressive.


Past Progressive statements


I was watching TV.
You were listening to the music.
He was dancing yesterday.
She was watching birds.
We were looking for CDs.
You were wating for the taxi.
They were writing letters.


Past Progressive questions


Was I watching a film?
Were you listening to music?
Was he dancing today?
Was she watching birds?
Were we looking for CDs
Were you wating for the taxi?
Were they writing letters?


Past Progressive negatives


I wasn't watching TV.
You weren't listening to music.
He wasn't dancing today.
She wasn't watching birds.
We weren't looking for CDs.
You weren't wating for the taxi.
They weren't writing letters.


Past Progressive exceptions in spelling


Verbs ending on -e.


Examples: to make - making


Verbs with  short vowell and double consonant:


stop - stopping, run - running



English Tenses exercises
Simple Present Tense
Simple Past Tense
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Simple Future - Will Future
Continuous Tenses
Comparison of Tenses
Active and Passive Voice
If clauses - conditionals
Reported Speech

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Past Progressive - English grammar - present continuous


Past Progressive and the rules of sentence structure. English grammar: Present continuous. An introduction form of the Past Progressive, exceptions in spelling, short forms of the Past Progressive, use, signal words, summary and exercises. Matching exercises, quizzes and riddles for the Past Progressive.



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