Past continuous: I was doing …
Past Continuous is about an action, an activity in the past.
Non-continuous Verbs are not used with the Past Continuous.
These verbs are « stative », about state, and not real action or activity.
So, they can’t express a continuous or progressive form.
Here, we present you the most common non-continuous verbs:
have, like, love, hate, prefer, want, desire, wish,
appear, feel, hear, see, seem, smell, sound, taste,
agree / disagree, deny, mean, promise, satisfy, surprise,
believe, doubt, imagine, forget, know, mean,
be, belong, concern, depend, involve, matter,
I can see you.Notice: with SEE & HEAR, we often use CAN:
I can’t hear you.
We don’t use the continuous form with these verbs, because ther’s not a real action.