Bob was writing his novel this weekend.
We weren’t doing much on Friday. You should’ve called!
Was Dan feeling well yesterday?
We often use past simple and past continuous together, in order to talk about one action happening while
another was in progress.
We saw an accident while we were walking in the street.
*NOTE: that we do not normally use state verbs in the continuous form (ie: know, love,
believe, want, etc.).
Richard knew he would pass the exam. (not: Richard was knowing)
I didn’t believe she won the lottery. (not: I wasn’t believing)
Did you want a dog when you were young? (not: Were you wanting)