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Questions in the Past Continuous

1. Yes/No questions in the Past Continuous

AuxiliarySubjectVerbRestYes/NoSubjectAuxiliary (+ n’t)
WereyouwatchingTV?Yes,
No,
No,
I
I
I
was.
was not.
wasn’t.
WasSusanwritinga letter?Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
was.
was not.
wasn’t.
Weretheyplayingfootball?Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
were.
were not.
weren’t.

2. Questions with question words in the Past Continuous

Question wordAuxiliarySubjectVerbRestAnswer
Whatwereyoudoinglast Saturday?I was skiing in Italy.
WhowasSusantalkingto at lunchtime?She was talking to her boss.
Whyweretheywearingboots?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