Past Continuous Tense

When you want to describe an activity that was in progress at a certain point in time in the past, you can use the past continuous.

Use was with I, he, she, it and were with they, you, and we. After the action verb add ing. For example:

She was playing with a ball when her mother arrived.
They were playing with a ball when their mothers arrived.

He wasn't speaking during circle time.
We weren't speaking during circle time.

Question: Was it helping his fine motor skills? Were the activities helping their fine motor skills?

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