30 Examples of Past Progressive (Continuous) Tense

The Past Progressive Tense is used to describe actions that were ongoing or in progress at a specific point in the past. It is formed with the past tense of the verb to be (was/were) and the -ing form of the main verb.

Examples of Past Progressive (Continuous) Tense

Here are 30 examples of Past Progressive Tense:

  1. I was walking to school when it started raining.
  2. She was studying for her exam all night.
  3. We were playing football when the lights went out.
  4. He was cooking dinner while I was setting the table.
  5. They were watching TV when the phone rang.
  6. You were sleeping when I called you.
  7. The children were playing in the park when it began to snow.
  8. Our team was winning the game until the last minute.
  9. I was reading a book while waiting for the train.
  10. She was dancing at the party when I arrived.
  11. We were hiking in the mountains when it started to rain.
  12. He was practicing the guitar when the doorbell rang.
  13. They were chatting online while doing their homework.
  14. You were cooking dinner when I came home.
  15. The dog was barking loudly all night.
  16. I was jogging in the park when I saw you.
  17. She was knitting a sweater for her grandmother.
  18. We were biking along the river when we saw a deer.
  19. He was playing the piano when the neighbors complained.
  20. They were arguing about their vacation plans.
  21. You were driving to work when you got a flat tire.
  22. The students were taking a test when the fire alarm went off.
  23. I was painting a picture of the sunset.
  24. She was shopping for groceries when she ran into her friend.
  25. We were laughing at a joke when the teacher walked in.
  26. He was fixing the car in the garage.
  27. They were rehearsing for the play all afternoon.
  28. You were talking on the phone when I entered the room.
  29. The birds were chirping outside the window.
  30. I was daydreaming during the meeting.

Examples of Past Continuous Tense


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