Tense: Past continuous – To be

1st Part
Grammar in use

2nd Part

3rd Part
To be

4th Part


To Form the auxiliary “to be”: Particularities
La formation de l’auxiliaire « être » : Particularities

L’auxiliaire « To be » fonctionne différemment :

Affirmative form
Negative form
I was being I was not being Was I being ?
you/we/they were beinghe/she/it was not being
(contraction : it’s not being)
Was he/she/it being ?
you/we/they wereyou/we/they are not being
(contraction : they’re not being)
Were you/we/they being? 

With the verb « to BE », the past continuous is rarely used as TO BE describes a state, but it might be used to stress an action, a situation
( depending on the context) 

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