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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Simple past or past continuous? 1

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: Simple Past or Past Continuous? | level: Advanced




Choose which verb tense (simple past or past continuous) completes each sentence in a logical, natural-sounding way:
  1. I ________. I didn't hear you come in.
    a. was sleeping
    b. slept


  2. I ________ to see her twice, but she wasn't home.
    a. was coming
    b. came


  3. P1: What ________? P2: I was watching TV.
    a. did you do
    b. were you doing


  4. Robin Hood was a character who ________ from the rich and gave to the poor.
    a. stole
    b. was stealing


  5. P1: Hey, did you talk to her? P2: Yes, I ________ to her.
    a. was talking
    b. talked


  6. I ________ home very late last night.
    a. came
    b. was coming


  7. How long ________ the flu?
    a. did you have
    b. were you having


  8. P1: ________ a good time in Brazil? P2: Yes, I had a blast!
    a. Were you having
    b. Did you have


  9. We ________ breakfast when she walked into the room.
    a. had
    b. were having


  10. Last month I decided to buy a new car, and today I finally ________ it.
    a. bought
    b. was buying


  11. I ________ when the waitress took my plate.
    a. still ate
    b. was still eating
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