Past Continuous Quiz (Beginning Level)

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In this quiz, you will learn and practice Past Continuous tense.

Results

#1. Mr. and Mrs. Green ... in the dining room when the murder happened.

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “eating” was interrupted by another action, that is “the murder”. Therefore, the correct answer is “were not eating”, acording to the subject.

#2. I ... guitar when he texted me.

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “playing guitar” was interrupted by another action, that is ” he texted”. Therefore, the correct answer is “was playing”.

#3. I ... while he ... dinner.

“while” indicate “past continuous”. Therefore, according to the respective subjects “I” and “he”, the correct answer is “was studying/ was making”.

#4. They ... to work when the guest came over.

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “going” was interrupted by another action, that is “they came over”. Therefore, the correct answer is “were going”.

#5. While Aaron ... in his room, his friends ... in the pool.

“while” indicate “past continuous”. The sentence includes 2 parallel actions happening at the same time in the past.Therefore, according to the respective subjects “Aron” and “his friends”, the correct answer is “was working/ were swimming”.

#6. The plane ... off when I arrived.

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “taking off” was interrupted by another action, that is ” I came”. Therefore, the correct answer is “was taking”.

#7. Were you ... while he was talking?

“while” indicate “past continuous”. The sentence includes 2 parallel actions happening at the same time in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is “listening”.

#8. Were they ... when I ... by?

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “driving” was interrupted by another action, that is “dropping by”. Therefore, the correct answer is “driving/dropped”.

#9. At 6pm yesterday, I .. dinner.

“past continuous” is used to indicate action that was happening in the past, at the time being. Therefore, the correct answer is “was eating”.

#10. Julie ... at 3 am.

“past continuous” is used to indicate action that was happening in the past, at the time being. Therefore, the correct answer is “was sleeping”.

#11. I ... when she came.

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “studying” was interrupted by another action, that is “she came”. Therefore, the correct answer is “was studying”.

#12. ... she going to school when I called?

“past continuous” is used to indicate that a longer action in the past, which is “going” was interrupted by another action, that is “calling”. Because the subject is “she”, the correct answer is “was”.

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