Past continuous verbs: These are verbs that are continuing in the past. They are not completed in the past.Interrupted actions in the past:"Melanie was shopping when she stopped to look at the prices of oranges.""The crowd was talking among each other when I thought I should call it a night."Time as an Interruption:"At what time did you get home last night?""Yesterday at 10am, I was still sleeping."Parallel Actions (simultaneous actions):"During the time we were playing outside, my mother was cooking lunch in the kitchen.""It was when we were combing our hair that the dog jumped up on the door."Repetitive actions:"This guy was always walking in circles at the bus station.""My coworkers never cease to bicker during each shift."