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Past Continuous Tense Urdu – Sentences | Definition

in today’s lesson, I am going to teach you all about past continuous tense in Urdu and Hindi languages.

 

 Past Continuous Tense – Definition

 

Past continuous means someone or something in the middle of an action which was going on. We always use the present participle form of the verb as the main verb in a sentence. We also use an auxiliary verb before the main verb according to the subject of the sentence. We use two auxiliary verbs “was” and “were”. “was” is used with the first person singular “I” and other third-person singular pronouns and singular noun and “were” is used with the first person, third person plural pronouns, and plural nouns.  Using this verb and helping verbs, we can form affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences. Let’s deal with them one by one.

 

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Learn Definition of Past Continuous Tense in Urdu

 

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Read Examples of Past Continuous Tense in Urdu

 

 

 Past Continuous Tense – Sentences

 

1-Affirmative Sentences

 

An affirmative sentence means a simple statement where neither you deny a fact nor ask a question. For forming an affirmative sentence, we use the present participle form of verbs as the main verb with a helping verb. If the subject of a sentence is “I”, “He”, “she”, “it” or any singular noun. We use help verb “was”. Let’s have a look at the structure of affirmative sentences;

Sub + was + V1 + ing + object.

 

 

how to make affirmative sentence in past continuous tense in urdu
How to make Affirmative Sentence in Past Continuous Tense in Urdu

 

Some affirmative examples: –

  • I was waiting for the bus.
  • She was reading a storybook.
  • They were playing football.
  • Kids were watching cartoon shows.

 

2- Negative Sentences

 

When we show disagreement, we usually use a negative sentence. We put “not” between helping verb and present participle to make a negative sentence. View blew the negative structure;

Sub + was/Were + V1 + ing + object.

 

how to make negative sentences in past continuous tense in urdu
How to Make Negative Sentences in Past Continuous Tense in Urdu

 

Some negative Examples: –

  • I was not waiting for the bus.
  • She was not reading a storybook.
  • They were not playing football on Friday.
  • Kids were not watching cartoon shows.

 

3- Interrogative Sentences

 

In the negative sentence, we ask a question. The Auxiliary verb comes at the beginning of the sentence and a question mark comes at the end of the sentence. Let’s go through the structure;

Was/Were + Sub + V1 + ing + object + question mark “?”.

 

how to make interrogative sentences in past continuous tense in urdu
How to Make Interrogative Sentences in Past Continuous Tense in Urdu

 

Some interrogative Examples: –

  • Was I waiting for the bus?
  • Was she reading a storybook?
  • Were they playing football?
  • Were Kids watching cartoon shows?

 

Past Continuous Tense – Examples and Exercises

 

Examples

  • I was typing the letter.
  • Was mother scolding the kids?
  • Two thieves were rushing into the bank.
  • Aqib was doing his homeworking?
  • Were these women going to buy furniture?
  • Was she singing well?
  • Shazia was waiting for his friend when I waved her.
  • It was getting dark before I got home.
  • Was that girl screaming at the night?
  • I heard someone knocking at the door.

 

The same list with “W/H” family.

  • What was I typing?
  • Who was mother scolding?
  • What was Aqib doing?
  • Where were those women going?
  • What was she singing well?
  • Why was Shazia waiting for her friend?
  • When it was getting dark?
  • When were the girls screaming?

 

Exercise  

Put correct helping verbs and fill in the blank.

  1. Shazia ______waiting for his friend.
  2. _____ They playing football?
  3. She____ singing well.
  4. ____ Aqib doing his homework?
  5. Women_____ going to buy furniture.
  6. _____ Ahmed lifting his luggage?

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