What is Past Continuous Tense? - Definition & Examples


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''I was walking'' is an example of what verb tense?

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1. Which one of the following is the present participle of the verb ''run''?

2. Which one of the following words correctly completes this sentence: '''I was _____ when you called me.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This grammar quiz will test your knowledge of the past continuous verb tense. You'll apply your knowledge to complete several example sentences and answer questions about the verb tense.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Select the verb tense that the phrase I was walking is an example of
  • Choose the present participle of the verb run
  • Fill in the blanks for several example sentences

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the past continuous tense to complete example sentences that demonstrate it
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding present participles
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more information about this verb tense, check out the related lesson, What is Past Continuous Tense? - Definition & Examples. Reviewing this lesson will help you:

  • Learn another name for the past continuous tense
  • Understand why we use past continuous
  • Assess several examples of past continuous verbs