Subject + was/ were + ing

Examples: I was walking They were running
You were killing He/ she/ it was crying*
We were eating

 

Rules

 

Past progressive is used for:

 1.  Explaining two or more actions that happened at the same time.

–  Sorry I couldn’t answer the phone. I was making dinner when you called.

 

2.  Remembering how someone typically acted.

–  Yeah, I remember little Timmy; that kid was always coming in late to class.