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The past continuous tense is used for actions that are ongoing sometime in the past before another action happened. It follows the format: subject + past form of be verb + -ing form of the verb, such as: I was/he was/she was/it was/we were/you were/they were + -ing form of the verb. For example: He was studying when I entered his room. 

They were watching television when they heard the dog bark outside. 

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