How does past continuous differ from past participle?

And what is the meaning of correct form of the verb?

The past continuous tense (also called the past progressive tense) is commonly used in English for actions which were going on (had not finished) at a particular time in the past. This tense was formed using two components: the verb BE (in the past tense), and the -ING form of a verb.
The following instances would make it clear:
1. It was raining when they left;
2. I was cooking when the phone rang;
3. They were practicing when it started to rain, etc.

Past participles are used for all perfect tense forms of a verb and in the passive voice in English. It shows something that started in the past, but continues until now. For regular verbs, we normally add ED to form past participles. However there are many verb forms which change in a different way. It is just a matter of a lot of practice and hardwork in order to come to terms with these exceptional verb forms.

sing, sang, sung
drink, drank,
do, did,
go, went,
make, made,
find, found,

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