Past continuous

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Past Continuous - Something which happened over a period of time in the past.

Yesterday -

See what the little girl was doing :

4 o'clock

Ann took a book
(a quick action)
4 o'clock to 5 o'clock

Ann was reading the book.
(For one hour)
5 o'clock

Ann put the book back
(a quick action)