We use the past continuous in many ways including: Duration in the past :Interrupted actions in progress: Actions in progress at the same time in the past: Irritation :Polite questions The past continuous is formed from the past tense of be with the -ing form of the verb.
1.The other day I was walking to the store when the ambulance hit the guy on his bike near my house.
2.Last week while my wife was driving to work it started snowing and she got stuck in traffic for 2 hours.
3.While Angela was working, her husband was cheating on her with her best friend.
4.I was wondering if you could make an exception just this one time.
5.While I was sleeping my sister heard a strange noise in the lobby but she was too scared to check it out.
6.We were having such a beautiful vacation until our wallets were stolen.
7.We were not planning on inviting them to our wedding but we didn’t want to exclude anyone.
8.Were you working at the festival last weekend?
9. She got into a car accident because she was texting and driving at the same time.
10. Our driver Manny was waiting for us in front of the hotel on Saturday.