What is Past Progressive Tense? - Definition & Examples


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What is the best definition of the past progressive tense?

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1. Which verb is in the past progressive tense?

2. When would you NOT use a past progressive verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the key aspects to learning a language includes understanding how to conjugate tenses, and this quiz has been built to measure your familiarity with English past progressive. Quiz questions focus on the definition and function of this tense, and you'll be asked about properly conjugated verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to figure out what you know about:

  • Past progressive tense definition
  • Identifying past progressive tense verbs
  • Pointing out what this tense is not used for
  • Spotting sentences with past progressive verbs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you enhance the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about past progressive tense in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which verbs are properly conjugated in a sentence

Additional Learning

To continue your studies into this topic, open up the connected lesson, What is Past Progressive Tense? - Definition and Examples. Double check the answers to the questions on the quiz, then move on to the following information:

  • Past progressive tense format
  • Typical uses for this tense
  • Example sentences highlighting important uses for past progressive verbs