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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Simple past or past continuous? 3

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: Simple Past or Past Continuous? 3 | level: Intermediate




Choose which verb tense (simple past or past continuous) completes each sentence in a logical, natural-sounding way:


1. I __________ in the pool when I saw her coming towards me.
a. was swimming
b. swam


2. Howard ________ the wall when he heard the phone ring.
a. was painting
b. painted


3. I heard you come in, even though I ________ to music at that time.
a. was listening
b. listened


4. David was arguing with his girlfriend, so I ________ the door.
a. was closing
b. closed


5. I ________ my ankle while I was hiking in the mountains last year.
a. was spraining
b. sprained


6. James ________ towards the store when he saw a man holding a kitten.
a. walked
b. was walking


7. Victoria ________ her grandchildren about her experiences, when her oldest grandchild asked a question.
a. was telling
b. told


8. Patricia were running towards the store, when she ________ that she had forgotten her wallet at home.
a. was remembering
b. remembered


9. I was shopping for a new computer when I ________ a call from work.
a. got
b. was getting


10. We ________ to my aunt's house when we got a flat tire.
a. drove
b. were driving
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