EXERCISES TO PRACTISE PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTIUOUS

Exercises on past simple:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/past_simple.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_mistakes.htm

Exercises on past continuous:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-continuous-exercise-1.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/past-progressive-1

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past-continuous-quiz.htm

Contrast past simple and past continuous:

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_cont_3.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/pasts_pastper.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/past_perfect.htm

Exercises – Past Progressive

Fill in the correct form of the verb in Past Progressive (Continuous) or Past Simple as in the examples.

  1. Tom was wrapping the gift when I walked in the room. (wrap / walk)
  2. Did he comfort her while she was crying? (comfort / cry)
  3. What were you doing when the accident occurred? (do / occur)
  1. What _______the manager ________ at 7:00 pm yesterday? (do)
  2. Tina and Shelly ____________ to the hotel when it _________ to rain. (walk/start)
  3. When Donny _________ the room, everyone ______________. (enter/talk)
  4. I _________ in the sales department when I first _________ Sofie. (work/meet)
  5. My brother ______the computer while I ______ for my trip. (use/pack)
  6. ______ you ______ attention when the teacher ______ your name? (pay/call)
  7. We ______ TV when the lighting ________. (watch/ strike)
  8. She _______ about me behind my back, wasn’t she? (whisper)
  9. ______ the client really ______out while Troy ______ the proposal? (walk / present)

    Answers:

    1. was/doing
    2. were walking/started
    3. entered/was talking
    4. was working/met
    5. was using/was packing
    6. Were/paying/called
    7. were watching/struck
    8. was whispering
    9. Did/walk/was presenting
    10. was eating/knocked
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