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Grammar detail: verb て form + いました/いた

verb て form + いました/いた - past continuous
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verb て form
+
いた
or the more polite
いました
forms the past continuous, meaning 'was doing (something)'.
For example:
 
べる I eat
べている I am eating
べた I ate
べていた I was eating
べていました I was eating (polite)
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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