Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-8

Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-8

 

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

  1. Since everyone _____ loudly, the actor’s ‘Thank You’ was not audible.

A. Were clapping                          B. Are clapping

C. Was clapping                           D. Had been clapping

 

  1. All of last week, the students _____ their answers for the exam this week.

A. Were memorizing                   B. Was memorising

C. Are memorizing                       D. Had been memorising

 

  1. It’s cool now. But last week, we _____ in the heat.

A. Was sweltering                        B. Had been sweltering

C. Were sweltering                      D. Are sweltering

 

  1.  His mother entered the room, when he _____ his shoes.

A. Had been polishing                 B. Were polishing

C. Was polishing                          D. Are polishing

 

  1. While the trapeze artists _____ their stunts, the animals were fed.

A. Were performing                    B. Are performing

C. Had been performing             D. Was performing

 

  1. When the postman _____ the letters, he dropped his satchel.

A. Were delivering                       B. Are delivering

C. Was delivering                         D. Had been delivering

 

  1. While the clerk _____ the mail, the postmen had their tea.

A. Was stamping                          B. Were stamping

C. Had been stamping                D. Are stamping

 

  1. Hi, Anil! You _____ to the commentary when I came to your place yesterday.

A. Were listening                          B. Was listening

C. Had been listening                  D. Are listening

 

  1. It _____ yesterday, so the match was cancelled.

A. Had been raining                    B. Are raining

C. Was raining                              D. Were raining

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

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

  1. A

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

  1. C

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

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was polishing’ is the correct form as ‘he’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were performing’ is the correct form as ‘artists’ is a plural subject.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was delivering’ is the correct form as ‘postman’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Was stamping’ is the correct form as ‘clerk’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were listening’ is the correct form as the subject is ‘you’.

  1. C

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