Past Continuous Passive


Forming Simple Past Progressive Passive


Affirmative FormObject + was / were + being + verb3 (past participle)
Question FormWas / Were + Object + being + verb3 (past participle) ?


Something was being done by someone at sometime in the past for a while.

Active : The boy was throwing the stone.
Passive: The stone was being thrown by the boy.

Active : What was he writing on the desk?
Passive: What was being written by him on the desk?

Active : Was the suspect dragging you?
Passive: Were you being dragged by the suspect?

Active : Nobody was watching TV.
Passive: The TV wasn't being watched (by anybody).


Quick Exercise


Put the following sentences into passive voice. (past continuous)

1. They were expecting a guest.
.

2. The chef wasn't cooking the meat.
.

3. The women were cleaning all the blinds.
.

4. They were watching the newest videos.
.

5. Who was taking care of the baby?
?

6. Why were they picking the flowers?
?

7. Were they painting the room when the accident happened?
?

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