Category: English tenses

Past continuous.

Put each verb in brackets into the past continuous.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. I (have) breakfast when you phoned.2. I cut myself when I (chop) vegetables.3. Yesterday we (wait) 2 hours for Jim.4. She (watch) TV when the TV-set suddenly broke down.5. It (not rain) when we were going home, but the weather was awful anyway.6. John (go) home when it started raining.7. We (sit) on the ground and singing a song.8. Kate (listen) to music, when I arrived.9. She (play) tennis 2 hours with her mother yesterday.10. Las Monday between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. I (fly) to Spain.11. They (try) hard, but failed anyway.12. Our company (not do) very well last month.13. While I (prepare) dinner, my husband was repairing our car.14. Tom (relax) when he heard some terrible sounds.15. She didn't see me, because she (look) in the other side.