Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-4

Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-4

 

Fill in the blank with the past continuous form of the verb:

  1. Last year we ____ in Std. 3.

A. Are studying                    B. Were studying

C. Had been studying                  D. Was studying

 

  1. My brother wrote a letter while I _____ the poem.

A. Were learning                          B. Am learning

C. Was learning                            D. Had been learning

 

  1. At 10 o’clock last night? I ____ ready to go to bed.

A. Had been getting                     B. Was getting

C. Were getting                             D. Am getting

 

  1. The students ____ a party, but they were not given permission.

A. Was  planning                          B. Have been planning

C. Are planning                             D. Were planning

 

  1. The thief entered the house while everyone ____ kites on the terrace.

A. Was flying                                 B. Had been flying

C. Are flying                                   D. Were flying

 

  1. Remember? Last Sunday, we _____ for our dance competition.

A. Are practicing                          B. Were practicing

C. Was practicing                         D. Had been practicing

 

  1. Sunil _____ very fast when the accident happened.

A. Were driving                            B. Is driving

C. Had been driving                     D. Was driving

 

  1. The girls ____ quietly when the teacher entered.

A. Were sitting                              B. Are sitting

C. Was sitting                                D. Had been sitting

 

  1. All afternoon yesterday, the students ____ in the hot sun.

A. Were playing                            B. Have been playing

C. Was playing                              D. Are playing

 

  1. The workmen ____ the office w hen the director arrived.

A. Were painting                          B. Are painting

C. Was painting                            D. Had been painting

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Were studying’ is the correct form as ‘we’ is a plural subject.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was learning’ is the correct form as ‘I’ is a singular subject.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Was getting’ is the correct form as ‘I’ is a singular subject.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Were planning’ is the correct form as ‘students’ is a plural subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Was flying’ is the correct form as ‘everyone’ is a singular subject.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Were practicing’ is the correct form as ‘we’ is a plural subject.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was driving’ is the correct form as ‘Sunil’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were sitting’ is the correct form as ‘girls’ is a plural subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were playing’ is the correct form as ‘students’ is a plural subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were painting’ is the correct form as ‘workmen’ is a plural subject.