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We use Past Continuous Tense in English when we talk about situations and activities which were taking place in some period of time in the past.
I was watching TV at 5 p.m. yesterday.


The Past Continuous Tense - diagram 1

Past Continuous Tense can be used together with Past Simple Tense when during the activity expressed in Past Continuous Tense another activity happened. The other activity was expressed in Past Simple Tense.
I was watching TV when my brother called me.

The Past Continuous Tense - diagram 2

Past Continuous Tense is also used to describe two activities which happened simultaneously in the past.
I was watching TV when my wife was reading a book.

The Past Continuous Tense - diagram 3
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