GRAMMAR

Verb tenses - Past continuous

QUIZ: Simple past / past continuous

 

    1) While we ______ dinner, Jeff called.

      ate
      were eating
      have eaten


    2) Pam was constantly _____ about everybody. Nobody at the office trusted      her!

      gossiped
      gossiping
      gossip


    3) While you were out, your mother _____.

      called
      was calling
      did call


    4) I _____ to the professor when Julie came and interrupted us.

      spoke
      was speaking
      did speak


    5) At 3 a.m. last night, our neighbors ______ loud music!

      were still playing
      did still play
      still played


    6) _______ your trip to France?

      Have you enjoyed
      Were you enjoying
      Did you enjoy


    7) Jim was writing an email when the fire alarm ____ off.

      was going
      went
      has gone


    8) Karen ____ something burning in the kitchen and went in to investigate.      She found a piece of toast on fire!

      smelled
      was smelling
      has smelled


    9) Sharon was chatting on her cell phone while her mother _____ dinner and      her father was reading the newspaper.

      has made
      makes
      was making


    10) When the police asked Nick where he was at 2 a.m. last night, he said he         ____.

      was sleeping
      slept
      had slept


Answer Key: 1) were eating ; 2) gossiping ; 3) called; 4) was speaking; 5) were still playing; 6) Did you enjoy; 7) went; 8) smelled; 9) was making; 10) was sleeping
   
 
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