The Past Continuous Tense

1. He didn't see anything while the meeting was going on.
2. While we were discussing cost-cutting measures, the GM was presenting the poor results.
3. What were you doing at this time last month?
4. He was working for ABC when the merger took place.
5. She was reading a newspaper when the phone rang.
  • Таблица спряжения глагола to work в Past Continuous Tense.

    Упражнение 216 Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Past Simple или Past Continuous.

    The sun (to go) down behind the hills when I (to reach) a village which (to be) only a few miles from the sea. The working day (to be) over, and the villagers (to come) home from the fields. Along the road two boys (to drive) cows and sheep in the direction of the village. I (to approach) a group of people standing near the road and (to ask) them if I could find a place in the village to spend the night. An old man (to say) he would help me. He (to take) me to his small cottage at the far end of the street. A fire(to burn) in the stove when we (to enter) the house. One girl of about eighteen (to prepare) supper in the kitchen while two other girls still (to do) something in the kitchen garden near the house. The old man (to invite) me to have supper with them. They all (to seem) to be nice people and we (to have) a friendly talk. After supper my new friends and I (to go) out into the garden. The moon (to shine) high in the sky, and the night (to be) warm and beautiful. That evening (to be) very pleasant, and I shall remember it a long time.