Notes On Past Continuous Tense - CBSE Class 6 English Grammar
Past continuous is a verb  tense also called past  progressive.  It is used for continuous actions in the  past.
                     STRUCTURE

Subject     +      Was/Were      +      Verb      +      ING

Examples:
I was sleeping.
They were dancing.


Past continuous is used to show an action that was continuing  in the past until another action interrupted it.  

The continuing action is past continuous and the interrupting  action is simple past.

Example:        
I was sleeping when you called me.       
        (The action of sleeping was continuing over time until the telephone call interrupted the sleeping.)

Summary

Past continuous is a verb  tense also called past  progressive.  It is used for continuous actions in the  past.
                     STRUCTURE

Subject     +      Was/Were      +      Verb      +      ING

Examples:
I was sleeping.
They were dancing.


Past continuous is used to show an action that was continuing  in the past until another action interrupted it.  

The continuing action is past continuous and the interrupting  action is simple past.

Example:        
I was sleeping when you called me.       
        (The action of sleeping was continuing over time until the telephone call interrupted the sleeping.)
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