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Definition of past progressive

noun Grammar.(in English)
a verb form consisting of an auxiliary bein the past tense followed by a present participle and used especially to indicate that an action or event was incomplete or in progress at a point of reference in the past, aswas sleeping in I was sleeping when the phone rang.
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Also called past continuous.
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