English Grammar Tenses

Past Continuous Tense in Urdu with Example Sentences

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.

The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises.

Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is “was play.” Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not

Simple: I was eating pizza

Question: Was I eating pizza?

Negative: I was not eating pizza

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اس ٹینس کی پی ڈی ایف فائل حاصل کرنے کیلئے نیچے جائیں اور پی ڈی ایف حاصل کریں

Simple Sentences

Simple/positive sentences are made using the following order.

Sub + was/were + first form of verb + ing + object.

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

وہ تیز دوڑ رہا تھاHe was running fast
تم کہانی سنا رہے تھےThey were telling a story
وہ اپنی گاڑی بیچ رہے تھےThey were selling their car
وہ سخت رو رہی تھیShe was weeping bitterly
ہم گہری نیند سو رہے تھےThey were sleeping soundly
گھوڑے کھیت میں چر رہے تھےHorses were grazing in a field
کتا رات کو بھونک رہا تھاThe dog was barking at night
بچے شور مچا رہے تھےChildren were making a noise
کچھ لڑکے سوکھے پتے اکٹھے کر رہے تھےSome boys were collecting dry leaves
اس کا بھائی مل میں کام کر رہا تھاHis brother was working in a mill
میرا والد اپنے دوستوں کا انتظار کررہا تھاMy father was waiting for his friends
صبح بارش ہو رہی تھیIt was raining in the morning
لوگ پتنگ اڑا رہے تھےPeople were flying kites
بوڑھا کمرے میں اونگھ رہا تھاThe old man was dozing in the room
ہم دوپہر کے وقت خبریں سن رہے تھےWe are listening to the news at noon

Negative Sentences

To make negative Sentences, following structure is used

sub + was/were + not + first form of verb + ing + object

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

چپڑاسی گھنٹی نہیں بچا رہا تھاThe peon was not ringing the bell
امیر آدمی غریب کو خیرات نہیں دے رہا تھاThe rich man was not giving alms to the poor
لڑکا سوال حل نہیں کر رہا تھاThe boy was not solving the sum
ہم ایک ساتھ سفر نہیں کر رہے تھےWe were not travelling together
استاد صاحب ہمیں انگریزی نہیں پڑھا رہے تھےThe teacher was not teaching us English
میں پیدل نہیں چل رہا تھاI was not going on foot
وہ جھوٹے وعدے نہیں کر رہے تھےThey were not making false promises
وہ تیر کر دریا کے پار نہیں جا رہے تھےThey were not swimming across river
حکومت اس کو رہا نہیں کر رہی تھیThe government was not releasing him
تاجر واپس گھر نہیں آ رہا تھاThe merchant was not coming back to home

Interrogative Sentences

Interrogative Sentences are made using the given word order

was/were + subject + first form of verb + ing + object

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

The past continuous tense is used to describe actions that began in the past and often continued for a short period of time after the action started. This tense describes actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past. These actions are usually no longer happening at the time the sentence is being said or written.  The past continuous (also called past progressive) is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past Continuous Tense is used to describe some action that happened in the past and continued for some time. We use first form of verb+ing in this tense. Past Continuous Tense formed using was/were + present participle. One example of this tense is: I was playing cricket when she called me last night. The past continuous tense is "was play." Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not Simple: I was eating pizza Question: Was I eating pizza? Negative: I was not eating pizza

کیا وہ کھیلوں میں حصہ لے رہا تھا؟Was he taking part in games?
کیا آپ سردی دے کانپ رہے تھے؟Was you shivering with cold?
کیا غریب بچی چیخ رہی تھی؟Was the poor girl crying?
کیا مسافر گھوڑوں پر سواری کر رہے تھے؟Were the riders travelling on the horses?
کیا وہ شہر کو خوبصورت بنا رہے تھے؟Were they making the city beautiful?
وہ پیدل کیوں چل رہے تھے؟Why were they walking on foot?
تم ادھر ادھر کہاں پھر رہے تھے؟Where were you roaming about?
میں آسمان کی طرف کب دیکھ رہا تھا؟When was I looking on the sky?
وہ تصویر کیسے بنا رہا تھا؟How was he making the picture?
کیا دونوں کھلاڑی گیند کے پیچھے بھاگ رہے تھے؟Were both the players running after the ball?
آپ کے بارے میں کون پوچھ رہا تھا؟Who was asking about you?
وہ جنگل سے کب گزر رہے تھے؟When were they passing through the forest?
شیر کہاں پانی پی رہا تھا؟Where was the lion drinking water?
تمہارا بھائی کس کو خط لکھ رہا تھا؟Whom was your brother writing the letter to?
معزز مہمانوں کو ہار کون پہنا رہے تھے؟Who was garlanding the honourable guests?

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