Past Tenses

What are the types of past progressive tense?

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2012-08-20 21:28:48

There are two types:

  • Past progressive tense
  • Past perfect progressive tense
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The past progressive tense of ring is:I/He/She/It was ringing.They/We/You were ringing.


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The past progressive tense of see is was/were seeing.I/He/She/It was seeingWe/You/They were seeing


The past progressive tense of the verb "awake" is:I/He/She/It was awaking.You/We/They were awaking.


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No, it is an example of the past progressive tense. "You are speaking." is the present progressive tense.


The past progressive tense is used to express action at a particular moment in the past. The past perfect progressive tense is used in a similar way but it expresses longer actions before another action in the past.


The past progressive tense follows this structure: Subject + was/were + present participle


The past perfect progressive tense of run is "had been running"


The past perfect progressive tense of work is "had been working".


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Past progressive tense for "sleep":I was sleepingWe were sleepingYou were sleepingHe/she was sleepingThey were sleeping


The past perfect progressive tense is formed with the auxiliary verbs had + been and a present participle. The past perfect progressive tense of dance is had been dancing.



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