Past Continuous Tense

Tenses- Past Continuous Tense

Past continuous tense ক্রিয়ার কাজ অতীতে দীর্ঘ সময় ধরে চলছিল এমন বোঝালে তাকে past continuous tense বা  past progressive tense বলে। এই tense দ্বারা অতীতের কোনো দীর্ঘসময়ের কাজের চলোমানতা বোঝায়।

Past continuous forms

The present continuous tense টি নিচের নিয়ম অনুযায়ী গঠিত হয়।

was/were+present participle.

Statement: I was studying when you called.
Question: Were they studying when she called?
Negative: I was not studying when she called.

Past Continuous tense  এর সাধারণ গঠন 

Subject + was/were+ verb এর সাথে ing যোগ করতে হবে+object.

Was/Were এর ব্যবহারের নিয়ম:

Subject 3rd person singular number এবং 1st person singular number হলে was ব্যবহার করতে হবে।যেমন:
I was
He was
She was
Rahim was
It was

Subject 1st person plural number এবং 3rd person plural number হলে  were ব্যবহার করতে হবে ।
যেমন:
They were
We were
You were
Rahim and Karim were

নিচের উদাহরণ গুলো ভালো করে লক্ষ্য করুন:

They were waiting for you.
Raleigh was writing a letter.
She was driving a car.
They were making preparation for the exam.
The dog was barking at me.
She was smiling to see me. 
Rahim was planning about his exam.
Rahim was cleaning his room.
She was stacking the chairs.
You were waiting for the bus.
They were listening to music.
She was finishing her homework.
Mina was sweeping the corridor.
Rose was cooking dinner when Jack came home.
When Rani met Utpal, he was looking for his dog.
When Martin was sleeping, the phone rang.
The dog was singing while John was dancing.
What were you doing while Mina was crying?
Raju was doing his work while waiting for Stephen to come.

Past Continuous tense এর Negative গঠন:

Subject + was/were+ not + verb এর সাথে ing যোগ করতে হবে+object.

They were not waiting for you.
Raleigh was not writing a letter.
She was not driving a car.
They were not making preparation for the exam.
The dog was not barking at me.
She wasn’t smiling to see me. 
Rahim was not planning about his exam.

Past Continuous tense  এর Interrogative গঠন:

Was/were+ subject +verb এর সাথে ing যোগ করতে হবে+object?

Were you waiting for the bus when the accident happened?
Were they playing football in the field?
Was he working in that office?

Past Continuous tense  এর Negative-Interrogative গঠন:

Wasn't/weren't+ subject +verb এর সাথে ing যোগ করতে হবে+object?

Weren't you waiting for the bus when the accident happened?
Weren't they playing football in the field?
Wasn't he working in that office?