Remember the past continuous is often used when 'narrating' or story telling. It gives background information to an event or situation that happened in the past.
Form: past simple of "be" + verb~ing
- I was having my breakfast.
- You were having a cup of tea.
- She was having a piece of toast.
- He wasn't having anything
- We were deciding what to do that day.
- You were having a nap.
- They weren't having a good time.
Watch the video to review the structure of past continuous.
These are different clips with a variety of accents using the past continuous form.
Are the sentences correct or incorrect?
- He was sitting on the bus when he saw an elephant.
- We weren't have a party when you phoned.
Incorrect. We weren't having a party when you phoned.
- Were you making dinner when the fire started?