O Past Continuous, forma-se com o verbo to be ( no simple past) e com o verbo da acção principal no gerundio (ing). Atenção às regras de alteração para o gerúndio.
Afirmativa: Sujeito + verbo to be (simple past) + verbo Pincipal com "ing"
I was playing tennis last Sunday. You were listening to music when I visited you. Martha was studying in the library. Peter was planting a tree in his garden. We were singing very well until you arrive. John and Mary were having a tea. That dog was drinking water. John and you were crying because you have lost the match. They were swimming very fast. My mother was telling me a beautiful story.
Negativa Sujeito + forma negativa do verbo to be (simple past) + verbo Pincipal com "ing"
She wasn´t crying because of that ! John wasn´t studying at home. She wasn't carrying her bags. They weren't playing XBOX. He wasn´t playing very well but he won the match. We weren't going to the doctor. Senna wasn't driving very fast. Your son wasn´t eating very weel. I wasn't playing the piano. They weren't leaving at that moment.
Verbo to be + sujeito + verbo principal com ing.
Were you crying in the classroom? Was your father drawing a car? Were they bodering you? Was he singing Christmas songs? Were you playing "Call of Duty" ? Was your dog barking to my cat? Were people running away from my dog? Was he listening to Rock music ? Were Martha and Sandra studying in the library? Was Paul kissing Maria?