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Questions in the Past Continuous

1. Yes/No questions in the Past Continuous

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n’t)
Were you watching TV? Yes,
No,
No,
I
I
I
was.
was not.
wasn’t.
Was Susan writing a letter? Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
was.
was not.
wasn’t.
Were they playing football? Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
were.
were not.
weren’t.

2. Questions with question words in the Past Continuous

Question word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
What were you doing last Saturday? I was skiing in Italy.
Who was Susan talking to at lunchtime? She was talking to her boss.
Why were they wearing boots? They were wearing boots
because they wanted to walk in the hills.

► Use was with the 1st and 3rd person singular (I, he, she, it) and in all other persons were.

Add ing to the infinitive but there are some spelling rules explained here