Examples of Past Continuous Tense

Affirmative / Positive Sentences

  1. The students were working hard.
  2. She was cooking the food.
  3. The gardener was watering the plants.
  4. Sita was singing a very beautiful song.
  5. She was cleaning the utensils.
  6. We were making a noise.
  7. My father was writing a letter.
  8. We were running in the stadium.
  9. The girls were writing an essay.
  10. The birds were flying in the sky.
  11. The cows were grazing in the field.
  12. You were cleaning the table.
  13. You were catching the thief.
  14. The boys were taking tea.
  15. The postman was bringing the letters.
  16. They were closing the door.
  17. I was going to the school.
  18. I was abusing you.
  19. They were plucking flowers.
  20. I was waiting for you.

Negative Sentences

  1. The students weren’t working hard.
  2. She wasn’t cooking food.
  3. The gardener wasn’t watering the plants.
  4. Sita wasn’t singing a song.
  5. She wasn’t cleaning the utensils.
  6. We weren’t making a noise.
  7. My father wasn’t writing a letter.
  8. We weren’t running in the stadium.
  9. The girls weren’t writing the essay.
  10. The birds weren’t flying in the sky.
  11. The cow wasn’t grazing in the field.
  12. You weren’t cleaning the table.
  13. You weren’t catching the thief.
  14. The boys weren’t taking tea.
  15. She wasn’t telling a lie.
  16. My father wasn’t reading the newspaper.
  17. The bride wasn’t looking beautiful.
  18. They weren’t helping you.
  19. These boys weren’t playing in the school.
  20. The guard wasn’t blowing the whistle.

Interrogative Sentences

  1. Were the students doing hard work?
  2. Was she cooking the food?
  3. Was the gardener watering the plants?
  4. Was Sita singing a song?
  5. Was she cleaning the utensils?
  6. Were we making a noise?
  7. Was my father writing a letter?
  8. Were we running in the stadium?
  9. Were the girls writing the essay?
  10. Were the birds flying in the sky?
  11. Was cow grazing in the field?
  12. Were you cleaning the table?
  13. Were you catching the thief?
  14. Were the boys taking tea?
  15. Was she telling a lie?
  16. Was the guard blowing the whistle?
  17. Was the bride looking beautiful?
  18. Were they helping you?
  19. Were you flying kite at that time?
  20. Was my father reading the newspaper?

Negative Interrogative Sentences

  1. Weren’t the students doing hard work?
  2. Wasn’t she cooking the food?
  3. Wasn’t the gardener watering the plants?
  4. Wasn’t Sita singing a song?
  5. Wasn’t she cleaning the utensils?
  6. Weren’t we making a noise?
  7. Wasn’t my father writing a letter?
  8. Weren’t we running in the stadium?
  9. Weren’t the girls writing the essay?
  10. Weren’t the birds flying in the sky?
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