Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-3

Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-3

 

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

  1. The men _____ that bridge last month.

A. Was building                            B. Was been building

C. Have been building                 D. Were building

 

  1. Mother _____ dinner when the bell rang.

A. Were cooking                           B. Is cooking

C. Was cooking                             D. Has been cooking

 

  1.  At 4 o’clock yesterday, it ____ very heavily.

A. Was raining                              B. Were raining

C. Are raining                                D. Has been raining

 

  1.  The boys ____ on the ground when it started raining.

A. Were playing                            B. Have been playing

C. Was playing                              D. Are playing

 

  1. The phone _____ when I opened the door.

A. Had been ringing                    B. Were ringing

C. Is ringing                                   D. Was ringing

 

  1. At this time last week, we ____ all over Abu.

A. Are travelling                           B. Had been travelling

C. Was travelling                          D. Were travelling

 

  1. Last month I ____ the new book written by Chetan Bhagat.

A. Had been reading          B. Were reading

C. Are reading                               D. Was reading

 

  1. What ____ you ____ in the evening yesterday?

A. Were … doing                           B. Are … doing

C. Was … doing                             D. Have been … doing

 

  1. The train ____ late yesterday.

A. Were running                           B. Had been running

C. Is running                                 D. Was running

 

  1. When Sunita returned home, her son ____ for her.

A. Were waiting                            B. Is waiting

C. Had been waiting                    D. Was waiting

 

  1. The children _____ their answer sheets when the bell rang.

A. Were tying                                B. Are tying

C. Was tying                                  D. Have been tying

 

Answer Key:

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Were building’ is the correct form as ‘men’ is a plural subject.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was cooking’ is the correct form as ‘mother’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Was raining’ is the correct form as ‘it’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

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

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was ringing’ is the correct form as ‘phone’ is a singular subject.

  1. D

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

  1. D

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

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were…doing’ is the correct form as the subject of the sentence is ‘you’.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was running’ is the correct form as ‘train’ is a singular subject.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was waiting’ is the correct form as ‘son’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were tying’ is the correct form as ‘children’ is a plural subject.