Tag: past-continuous

6 Simple past vs past progressive in as/while/when-clauses 2014-01-06T16:10:09.007

6 .... I was being! / what does it mean? 2016-05-01T15:08:48.547

6 weren't playing vs didn't play 2019-03-11T18:19:54.260

5 Past Simple vs Past Continuous (with for/because) 2013-12-30T23:03:41.973

5 Using past continuous to refer to past habits with adverbials of frequency? 2017-03-25T13:45:15.460

5 "If you explained what you ___ trying to achieve, I would ..." 2017-11-23T17:53:34.097

4 Correctness of "I had been X (profession) for some time"? 2014-07-20T22:59:15.647

4 (did not listen) vs (was not listening) (past simple vs past continuous) 2014-11-05T00:07:04.067

4 Past progressive for a finished event 2015-12-05T06:52:46.937

4 "Everyone at school was looking at what I wore" - why not "Everyone at school looked at what I was wearing"? 2016-03-07T04:39:38.923

4 Is the following usage of past progressive correct? 2016-07-25T06:48:22.333

4 What is the difference between "was going every day" and "would go every day"? 2017-03-20T02:35:06.640

4 I lived Vs. I was living 2018-04-01T20:34:34.450

3 Use of "were" and "would" in past tense 2014-01-16T03:40:28.263

3 past perfect continuous 2014-01-29T01:23:17.383

3 "past continuous tense" vs "would + infinitive" 2015-01-08T14:22:28.340

3 past continuous - justified? 2015-02-10T11:14:06.247

3 Past perfect continuous or past progressive 2015-04-19T17:19:36.740

3 Are "I was understanding" and "I am understanding" grammatical? 2015-04-23T10:43:28.617

3 Simple vs continuous in the past tense and in the future tense 2015-05-21T20:56:42.367

3 What's the difference between “It had snowed in the night, so the bus didn't arrive.” & “It snowed in the night, so the bus didn't arrive.”? 2015-10-20T07:28:43.717

3 Maise ate / had been eating sweets all evening so it was not suprising > she didn't want any supper 2015-10-28T10:48:56.433

3 Past Perfect vs Past Perfect Continuous 2016-08-01T13:47:22.060

3 "had walked" vs "was walking" 2016-09-25T15:30:24.070

3 No need of continuous with while? 2017-05-08T10:06:47.967

3 Past simple or past coninuous? 2017-11-27T15:16:10.860

3 Can I use "Have been" with "Until" in this sentence? 2018-05-23T15:48:04.830

3 I was meeting vs. I met 2018-08-24T09:39:17.300

3 Past Perfect Continuous vs Past Continuous difference in meaning 2018-09-16T15:53:24.740

3 "Words were different when they (lived / were living) inside of you" 2019-03-16T22:11:19.860

3 Difference between Past continuous and Past perfect continuous 2019-09-30T09:24:39.257

3 Past Perfect Continuous vs Past Simple 2020-02-18T16:19:24.037

2 why "was" is used in Perfect past tense? 2014-01-24T15:01:33.077

2 Difference between (was thinking / thought / have thought / had thought) 2014-03-17T06:29:45.483

2 Can the use of the Past (Simple, Continuous) be ever considered correct with "in/for the past few+time" 2014-09-11T12:39:44.447

2 Difference between 'He always worked there ' and 'He was always working there' 2014-12-17T17:18:19.040

2 Past continuous use for something that's accomplished 2015-06-13T16:14:08.600

2 Past Indefinite or Past Continuous? 2015-09-27T09:54:18.217

2 past continuous or past simple 2015-11-22T17:22:31.677

2 "...she had not been attending class" or "...she was not attending class"? 2016-04-26T05:45:12.357

2 Why use past continuous where there is no obvious interruption 2017-03-03T04:32:58.817

2 Can this case be considered a substitution for the past continuous and future continuous tense 2017-04-07T20:23:58.740

2 Past simple or past continuous? 2017-07-30T11:35:53.060

2 UFO attacks in Past Continuous 2017-11-13T20:30:23.017

2 Past Continuous vs Past Simple 2018-01-23T07:15:32.393

2 Past Continuous and past perfect continuous for native English speakers 2018-03-03T13:48:19.377

2 is it possible to use the past continuous with before? 2018-05-20T15:49:23.117

2 "When I was born my mother WORKED / WAS WORKING as a nurse" – interrupted event or...? 2018-05-26T08:33:17.847

2 past simple, past continuous and past perfect continuous 2018-05-27T10:36:42.470

2 Why wasn't "When I was in Sharm El-Sheikh, I *have sunbathed* a lot" a good answer? 2018-06-13T00:11:02.593

2 How to express something that is happening in the future 2018-09-17T00:40:36.317

2 Past Simple Passive vs Past Simple with 'follow' 2019-02-18T10:37:16.807

2 past simple and past continuous - that summer 2019-05-14T16:00:33.773

2 Should you use a plain/continuous verb after a past continuous one? E.g. 'I was feeling the fear rise/rising up...' 2019-06-14T12:13:52.077

2 Before the party: Question about the past perfect continuous tense 2019-10-26T17:21:49.270

2 doubt between Past Continuous and Past Simple 2019-11-17T20:28:18.073

1 She wasn't kissing your face 2014-09-21T12:47:01.217

1 When to use past progressive for repeated/ habitual actions? 2014-12-18T09:22:54.050

1 Past Continuous + Past Perfect? 2015-04-02T15:05:25.933

1 Can I use the continuous aspect in the past and present tense? 2015-04-07T12:02:00.427

1 past continuous for a short action 2015-10-08T21:46:20.110

1 Is helping verbs (is or was) necessary? 2016-05-25T04:46:57.613

1 Could this sentence be considered correct? 2016-07-20T18:23:52.013

1 'I called you yesterday' or 'I was calling you yesterday'? 2016-08-19T10:02:33.843

1 keep telling / been telling / telling 2016-08-31T03:59:39.677

1 "as I thought" or "as I was thinking" 2016-11-05T06:13:24.737

1 past continues confusion [I heard you say/saying that] [I had him do/doing that] 2016-12-14T02:30:46.860

1 Did vs was doing vs had done vs had been doing 2016-12-19T01:35:37.373

1 What were you doing/have you been doing [does one have a negative connotation?] 2016-12-29T06:40:59.820

1 Can I use past continuous with 'for'? 2017-03-02T05:30:04.433

1 Which of the two is better? Past simple vs past continuous 2017-03-28T19:02:24.780

1 Past perfect (could've been) meaning in context 2017-04-11T13:09:36.203

1 Are these sentences completely different in terms of context or just matter of choice? 2017-06-11T21:13:03.153

1 Past Continuous with Present Perfect 2017-08-31T14:25:11.683

1 past simple vs past continuous (Interrupted event)? 2017-09-14T11:12:12.510

1 Is it possible to use simple past with "During the last week"? 2017-10-10T19:05:42.550

1 Past progressive and past simple with while 2017-12-09T13:55:39.377

1 past simple and past continuous 2017-12-18T17:39:04.847

1 Past SImple vs Past Continuous 2018-02-11T14:56:21.630

1 "Two years ago I studied/was working..." – difference in meaning 2018-04-01T15:30:42.510

1 I was going to say 2018-07-07T17:53:13.760

1 Past Progressive and Simple Past with the Time Clause (While) 2018-08-23T09:07:35.833

1 is the past continuous with a duration better than the past perfect continuous in that case? 2018-09-05T07:02:52.890

1 Past Perfect Continuous vs Past Continuous/Past Simple 2018-09-16T15:12:42.877

1 it is possible to combine present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous in a sentence? 2018-09-23T16:12:52.833

1 Past Simple and Past Perfect. "I had seen" or "I saw" him a few days before he left 2018-11-01T11:55:42.407

1 "the thing someone did was do something" or "the thing someone did was doing something"? 2018-12-31T09:55:30.007

1 Is “I was wanting to know” grammatically correct? 2019-01-02T17:57:04.613

1 Past Continuous vs Past Simple difference in meaning 2019-01-29T18:36:10.527

1 Past Continuous with while 2019-03-01T15:02:38.473

1 Can I use past continuous here? 2019-03-04T13:37:09.320

1 Equality of continuous and perfect tenses (in a certain context) 2019-03-07T06:55:25.280

1 past simple/continuous with a specific time 2019-03-08T10:42:23.757

1 Why using the past continuous tense when the action has already finished? 2019-03-28T03:05:15.493

1 drove or was driving? 2019-04-07T19:22:24.090

1 Which tense should be used in this situation? 2019-04-21T06:57:31.470

1 Why is it "She wrote articles" and not "she has written" or "she was writing"? 2019-05-01T05:34:42.390

1 "where did you sit" vs. "where were you sitting" 2019-05-22T23:19:43.637

1 “spied” vs “was spying” 2019-05-30T08:29:18.073