How to use was/were as a helping verb in past continuous tense //  चालू भूतकाळात  was ,were  चा वापर.

            In this article we’re going to know how to use “was/wereas a helping verb (auxiliary)  in past continuous tense with the help of some sentences.

या सदरामध्ये आपण was  were चा वापर सहाय्यक क्रियापद म्हणून मूळ क्रियापदाला ing प्रत्यय लावून कसा करावा याविषयी माहिती पाहणार आहोत.

घडणारी क्रिया ही भूतकाळ मध्ये काही काळ चालू होती हे दाखवण्यासाठी या रचनेचा वापर करतात.

व्याकरणाच्या भाषेमध्ये यालाच चालू भूतकाळ (past continuous tense) असे म्हणतात.


   1.was चा वापर

कर्ता एक वचनी प्रथम व तृतीय पुरुषी असेल तर was हे सहाय्यक क्रियापद वापरावे.

(अपवाद द्वितीय पुरुषी एकवचनी कर्ता you)

1.1  How to use “was” as a helping verb (auxiliary)  in Affirmative sentences

 होकारार्थी वाक्य

Subject + was + main verb +ing.

I was crying

I was co-operating.

Janhavi was discussing.

Vedant was studying.

She was submitting.

He was managing.

I was telling.

Ganesh was pulling.

He was informing.

Sonali was maintaining.

She was promising.


1.2 How to use “was” as a helping verb (auxiliary) in Negative  sentence

नकारार्थी वाक्य

subject + was + not + main verb +  ing.

I wasn’t crying.

I wasn’t cooperating.

Janhavi wasn’t discussing.

Vedant wasn’t studying.

She wasn’t submitting.

He wasn’t managing.

I wasn’t telling.

Ganesh wasn’t pulling.

He wasn’t informing.

Sonali wasn’t maintaining.

She wasn’t promising.


1.3 How to use “was” as a helping verb (auxiliary) in Interrogative sentence (questions)

प्रश्नार्थक वाक्य

Was/wasn’t + subject + main verb + ing ?

Was I crying?

Wasn’t I co-operating?

Was Janhavi discussing?

Wasn’t Vedant studying?

Was she submitting?

Was he managing?

Wasn’t I telling?

Was Ganesh pulling?

Wasn’t he informing?

Wasn’t Sonali maintaining?

What’s she promising?


Let’s practice

I …. enjoying.

I was ……. .

He was …….. .

She …… appointing.

Ramesh …… announcing.

Was she …….. ?

Wasn’t he ……. ?

I wasn’t …… .

He …..n’t accepting.

Prashant was ……. .


  2.   Were चा वापर

कर्ता एकवचनी द्वितीय पुरुषी (you) किंवा अनेकवचनी  असेल तर were हे सहाय्यक क्रियापद वापरावे.

2.2   How to use “were” as a helping verb (auxiliary) in Affirmative sentences

होकारार्थी वाक्य

Subject + were + main verb +ing.

You were advising.

You were compromising.

Janhavi and Vedant were consulting.

They were cheating.

They were inviting.

You were arriving.

Teachers were deciding.

Farmers were complaining.

You were entering.

Students were suggesting.


      2.2 How to use “were” as a helping verb (auxiliary) in Negative sentences

नकारार्थी वाक्य

Subject + were + not + main verb +  ing.

You weren’t advising.

You weren’t compromising.

Janhavi and Vedant weren’t consulting.

They weren’t cheating.

They weren’t inviting.

You weren’t arriving.

Teachers weren’t deciding.

Farmers weren’t complaining.

You weren’t entering.

Students weren’t suggesting.


2.3 How to use “were” as a helping verb (auxiliary) in Interrogative sentence (questions)

 प्रश्नार्थक वाक्य

were/weren’t + subject + main verb + ing ?

Weren’t  you compromising ?

Were you compromising?

Weren’t Janhavi and Vedant consulting?

Were they cheating?

Were you inviting?

Weren’t they arriving?

Were teachers deciding?

Were farmers complaining?

Weren’t you entering?

Were students suggesting?






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