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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Past Continuous

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of past continuous.

Choose the correct verb to complete the following sentences.

Example

I __________ with my cats yesterday at 10:00 p.m.

played
was playing

The correct answer is "was playing".



1.

I __________ English when the phone rang.

  studied
  was studying
     
2.

Sydney __________ in Europe last summer.

  was travelling
  is travelling
     
3.

Bill __________ on the swim team when he was a student.

  was swimming
  swam
     
4.

Beth Ann __________ poetry at 8:30 last night.

  wrote
  was writing
     
5.

What __________ you __________ at 6:30 this morning?

  was / doing
  were / doing
     
Choose the correct form of the past continuous.
     
6.

They __________ down the road when they saw the bear.

  was running
  were running
     
7.

My husband __________ the car all day yesterday.

  was fixing
  were fixing
     
8.

While I __________, a band was playing quietly in the corner.

  was eating
  were eating
     
9.

Maria saw three whales when she __________ along the western coast of Canada.

  was sailing
  were sailing
     
10.

You didn't see the sunset because you __________ to Donna.

  was talking
  were talking