Past Tense Simple and Past Continuous

Past Tense Simple is used to describe actions that happened in the Past. Past Continuous is used to describe action that were in progress (still happening - not finished) at a certain time in the past.

Fluent speakers of English know when and how to use past simple and past continuous to talk about actions from the past. Do you think you are confident to qualify as the "PAST TENSE GENIUS?"

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1. While we _______, we ________a horrible accident. (drive, see)
were driving - saw
was driving - saw
drove - saw
drived - were seeing
2. I ______ a terrible dream last night. (have)
was having
am having
3. He ________ to see his grandmother yesterday. (go)
was going
4. I ______ very hard last night. (work)
was working
always work
5. I ________ when someone ________my lunchbox yesterday. (play - steal)
am playing - was stealing
was playing - stole
played - stole
was playing - was stole
6. Susan _______ lunch when someone _______ the doorbell. (have, ring)
prepared - was ringing
was prepareing - rang
was preparing - ringed
was preparing - rang
7. Last year, I _______ to do a lot of research while I _____ on my project. (have - work)
was having - worked
had - was working
am having - worked
had - am working
8. We ______ in New York last year. (be)
would be
9. Ahmed ______ hurt while he ______ football. (get - play)
was getting - played
got - played
got - was playing
was getting - was playing
10. While Natasha _______ an apple, she _____ her finger. (cut - cut)
was cutting - cut
cutted - cutted
cut - was cutting
cut - cut
11. While she _______, she _____her wallet. (shop - lose)
shopping - lost
was shoping - lost
shopped - was losing
was shopping - lost
12. Yesterday at 7 o'clock, Abdulla ______ a movie. (watch)
was watching
13. Our car _______ down and we ______ to walk home. (break - have)
break - walk
was breaking - walked
broke - were having
broke - had
14. I ______ a plate while I _______ Mum in the kitchen. (break - help)
broke - was helping
was breaking - helped
broke - helped
breaked - helped
15. While it ________ heavily outside, I _______ in my car. (rain - sit)
was raining - sat
rained - sat
rained - was sitting
was raining - sitted

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