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)
  2. I ______ a terrible dream last night. (have)
  3. He ________ to see his grandmother yesterday. (go)
  4. I ______ very hard last night. (work)
  5. I ________ when someone ________my lunchbox yesterday. (play - steal)
  6. Susan _______ lunch when someone _______ the doorbell. (have, ring)
  7. Last year, I _______ to do a lot of research while I _____ on my project. (have - work)
  8. We ______ in New York last year. (be)
  9. Ahmed ______ hurt while he ______ football. (get - play)
  10. While Natasha _______ an apple, she _____ her finger. (cut - cut)
  11. While she _______, she _____her wallet. (shop - lose)
  12. Yesterday at 7 o'clock, Abdulla ______ a movie. (watch)
  13. Our car _______ down and we ______ to walk home. (break - have)
  14. I ______ a plate while I _______ Mum in the kitchen. (break - help)
  15. While it ________ heavily outside, I _______ in my car. (rain - sit)

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