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Be and Do as Main Verbs in the Past Continuous

How to use do and have in Past Continuous

1. do as a main verb

PronounsAffirmative sentencesNegative sentencesQuestions
Iwas doing the cleaning.was not doing the cleaning. Was I doing the cleaning?
youYou were doing the cleaning.You were not doing the cleaning. Were you doing the cleaning?
he, she, itHe was doing the cleaning.. He was not doing the cleaning.Was he doing the cleaning?
we, you, theyThey were doing the cleaning.They were not doing the cleaning.Were they doing the cleaning?

2. have as a main verb

PronounsAffirmative sentencesNegative sentencesQuestions
Iwas having lunch.was not having lunch.Was I having lunch?
youYou were having lunch.You were not having lunch.Were you having lunch?
he, she, itHe was having lunch.He was not having lunch.Was he having lunch?
we, you, theyThey were having lunch.They were not having lunch.Were they having lunch?

We often use the short/contracted forms with these verbs.