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What is Past Continuous Tense?

Past Continuous Tense which is also known as Past Imperfect Tense or Past Progressive Tense, shows that the work was happening in the past time, The work was happening but now it’s completed already.

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Present Indefinite TensePresent Continuous Tense
Present Perfect TensePresent Perfect Continuous Tense
Past Indefinite TensePast Continuous Tense
Past Perfect TensePast Perfect Continuous Tense
Future Indefinite TenseFuture Continuous Tense
Future Perfect TenseFuture Perfect Continuous Tense
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Introduction of Past Continuous Tense in Hindi

Past Continuous Tense की क्रिया से यह पता चलता है कि कोई काम भूतकाल में हो रहा था|

जिन हिंदी वाक्यों के अंत में रहा था/रहे थे/रही थी जैसे शब्द हो तो वो वाक्य Past Continuous Tense के होते हैं|

Past Continuous Tense - English Philosophy
Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy
तुम लोग अपना काम कर रहे थे |You were doing your work.
राम और श्याम दिल्ली जा रहे थे |Ram and Shyam were going to Delhi.
Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

लेकिन जिन हिंदी वाक्यों के अंत में रहा था/रहे थे/रही थी जैसे शब्द हो और उसमे समय भी समल्लित हो जैसे, (दो दिन से, सुबह से, 12 बजे से इत्यादि) रहे तो वो वाक्य Past Perfect Continuous Tense के अनुसार होता हैं|

वह सुबह से काम कर रहा था|He had been working since morning.
Example of Past Perfect Continuous Tense – English Philosophy
Past Perfect Continuous Tense – English Philosophy
PersonSingular NumberPlural Number
First PersonI – WasWe – Were
Second PersonYou – WereYou – Were
Third PersonHe – Was
She – Was
It – Was
Name – Was
They – Were
Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

Example of Past Continuous Tense

राम और श्याम दिल्ली जा रहे थे |Ram and Shyam were going to Delhi.
मोनी टेनिस खेल रही थी |Moni was playing the tennis.
आकाश के तारे नहीं चमक रहे थे |The stars of the sky were not shining.
सीता और गीता बाते नहीं कर रहे थे |Seeta and Geeta were not talking.
तुम क्या नहीं कर रहे थे ?What were you not doing?
Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

Past Continuous Tense rule for Affirmative Sentences

Rule : Subject + (Was/Were) + Verb1+ing + Objects + Etc.

राम और श्याम दिल्ली जा रहे थे |Ram and Shyam were going to Delhi.
मोनी टेनिस खेल रही थी |Moni was playing the tennis.
तुम लोग के भाई वहाँ जा रहे थे |Your brothers were going there.
मेरे शिक्षक तुम्हे पीट रहे थे |My teacher was beating you.
तुम लोग अपना काम कर रहे थे |You were doing your work.
Affirmative Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

Past Continuous Tense Exercises – Affirmative Sentence

Attempt below exercise of Past Continuous Tense in Affirmative sentence, Please don’t forget to use Full Stop(.)

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Past Continuous Tense - Affirmative Sentence

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मोनी टेनिस खेल रही थी |

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तुम लोग के भाई वहाँ जा रहे थे |

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गीता अच्छा गाना गा रही थी |

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मैं तुम्हारा इंतज़ार कर रही थी |

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वे अपना पाठ याद कर रहे थे |

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राम और श्याम दिल्ली जा रहे थे |

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मेरे शिक्षक तुम्हे पीट रहे थे |

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तुम लोग अपना काम कर रहे थे |

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राम अपने भाई को पीट रहा था |

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गीता अपनी पुस्तक पढ़ रही थी |

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Past Continuous Tense rule for Negative Sentences

Rule : Subject + (was/Were) + Not + Verb1+ing + Objects + Etc.

आकाश के तारे नहीं चमक रहे थे |The stars of the sky were not shining.
सीता और गीता बाते नहीं कर रहे थे |Seeta and Geeta were not talking.
मैं तुम्हारे बारे में नहीं सोच रहा था |I was not thinking about you.
तुम लोग मेरी सहायता नहीं कर रहे थे |You were not helping me.
कल, कुत्ते नहीं भोक रहे थे |Yesterday, the dogs were not barking.
Negative Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

Past Continuous Tense Exercises – Negative Sentence

Attempt below exercise of Present Continuous Tense in Negative sentence, Please don’t forget to use Full Stop(.)

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Past Continuous Tense - Negative Sentence

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आकाश के तारे नहीं चमक रहे थे |

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सीता और गीता बाते नहीं कर रहे थे |

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वे लोग अपना काम नहीं कर रहे थे|

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मैं तुम्हारे बारे में नहीं सोच रहा था |

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मेरे पिता जी अखबार नहीं पढ़ रहे थे |

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डॉक्टर मरीज की देखभाल नहीं कर रहा था|

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वे लोग कुछ नहीं कर रहे थे |

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कल, कुत्ते नहीं भोक रहे थे |

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तुम लोग मेरी सहायता नहीं कर रहे थे |

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वरुण रोटी नहीं खा रहा था |

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Past Continuous Tense rule for Interrogative Sentences

Rule : (Was/Were) + Subject + Verb1+ing + Objects + Etc.

If there is Interrogative words in sentence.

Rule : Interrogative Words + (Was/Were) + Subject + Verb1+ing + Objects + Etc.

क्या लड़के हल्ला कर रहे थे ?Were the boys making a noise ?
क्या सरकार गरीबो की मदद कर रही थी ?Was government helping to the poor?
तुम क्या नहीं कर रहे थे ?What were you not doing?
वर्षा क्यों नहीं हो रही थी ?Why was it not raining?
वह स्कूल क्यों नहीं जा रहा था ?Why was he not going to school?
Interrogative Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

Past Continuous Tense Exercises – Interrogative Sentence

Attempt below exercise of Past Continuous Tense in Interrogative sentence, Please don’t forget to use Question Mark(?)

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Past Continuous Tense - Interrogative Sentence

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क्या लड़के हल्ला कर रहे थे ?

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वर्षा क्यों नहीं हो रही थी ?

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क्या आपकी पत्नी चाय बना रही थी ?

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आपके भाई आपकी मदद क्यों नहीं कर रहे थे ?

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तुम क्या नहीं कर रहे थे ?

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क्या सरकार गरीबो की मदद कर रही थी ?

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क्या वह द्वार द्वार भीख मांग रहा था ?

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वह कैसे तुम पर हंस रही थी ?

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वह स्कूल क्यों नहीं जा रहा था ?

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क्या आपके पिता जी आपको नहीं पढ़ा रहे थे ?

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Past Continuous Tense Exercise Questions in Hindi and English

This quiz “Past Continuous Tense” to translate from Hindi To English consists below translations, Please attempt yourself without looking these solutions. All solution of translation are given for your references only.

Past Continuous Tense in HindiPast Continuous Tense in English
तुम लोग अपना काम कर रहे थे |You were doing your work.
राम और श्याम दिल्ली जा रहे थे |Ram and Shyam were going to Delhi.
मोनी टेनिस खेल रही थी |Moni was playing the tennis.
राम अपने भाई को पीट रहा था |Ram was beating his brother.
गीता अच्छा गाना गा रही थी |Geeta was singing nice song.
तुम लोग के भाई वहाँ जा रहे थे |Your brothers were going there.
मेरे शिक्षक तुम्हे पीट रहे थे |My teacher was beating you.
गीता अपनी पुस्तक पढ़ रही थी |Geeta was reading her book.
मैं तुम्हारा इंतज़ार कर रही थी |I was waiting for you.
वे अपना पाठ याद कर रहे थे |They were learning their lesson.
वरुण रोटी नहीं खा रहा था |Varun was not eating roti.
कल, कुत्ते नहीं भोक रहे थे |Yesterday, the dogs were not barking.
वे लोग कुछ नहीं कर रहे थे |They were not doing anything.
आकाश के तारे नहीं चमक रहे थे |The stars of the sky were not shining.
सीता और गीता बाते नहीं कर रहे थे |Seeta and Geeta were not talking.
मेरे पिता जी अखबार नहीं पढ़ रहे थे |My father was not reading newspaper.
डॉक्टर मरीज की देखभाल नहीं कर रहा था|Doctor was not caring the patient.
वे लोग अपना काम नहीं कर रहे थे|They were not doing thier work.
मैं तुम्हारे बारे में नहीं सोच रहा था |I was not thinking about you.
तुम लोग मेरी सहायता नहीं कर रहे थे |You were not helping me.
क्या आपके पिता जी आपको नहीं पढ़ा रहे थे ?Was your father not teaching you?
क्या लड़के हल्ला कर रहे थे ?Were the boys making a noise ?
क्या सरकार गरीबो की मदद कर रही थी ?Was government helping to the poor?
क्या वह द्वार द्वार भीख मांग रहा था ?Was he beging door to door?
क्या आपकी पत्नी चाय बना रही थी ?Was your wife prepairing tea?
आपके भाई आपकी मदद क्यों नहीं कर रहे थे ?Why was your brother not helping you?
तुम क्या नहीं कर रहे थे ?What were you not doing?
वर्षा क्यों नहीं हो रही थी ?Why was it not raining?
वह स्कूल क्यों नहीं जा रहा था ?Why was he not going to school?
वह कैसे तुम पर हंस रही थी ?How was she laughing on you?
Example of Past Continuous Tense – English Philosophy

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