The Past Tenses - Past Continuous - Structure and Usages


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past continuous tense and how it is formed and used. This tense is used to indicate that a certain action was in progress at a particular time in the past.

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This unit helped me refresh my knowledge on past tense forms and rules. This will help me properly instruct my students on how to correctly identify, utilize, and understand how english past tense conjugation works. Having studied german extensively, I know that past tense competency is immensely important in understanding a foreign language.The past tense is similar to the present tense, except the the past tense is obviously related to past. I learnt similarities in usage and form emerging. It is very important to understand and know your tenses when you teach English subject or when you speak it so that your learners will also understand what you are trying to so say or teach.