The Past Tenses - Past Continuous - Structure and Usages


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past continuous tense and how it is formed and used. This tense is used to indicate that a certain action was in progress at a particular time in the past.

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This unit gives a concise explanation of the various present tense forms and how they are formed and used properly in a sentence. It goes further to highlight some common mistakes English learners are likely to make when using these tenses. This helps to prepare the teacher for such eventualities, especially in the area of adequately correcting the student. I believe this is very important for the teacher because, in order for the students to speak and write English properly, they must master the proper usage of present tenses.