English Grammar: Past Progressive (Past Continuous)

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It is used for actions and states that were unfinished at a certain time in the past or to stress the duration of something.


You will see both past progressive and past continuous being used in different books.

See Also:

Aspect; Perfect Aspect; Progressive Aspect; Verb; Auxiliary Verb; Continuous Verbs; Present Participle


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