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