Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-5

Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-5

 

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

  1. The lights suddenly went out while we ____ the new film.

A. Was watching                          B. Were watching

C. Have been watching               D. Are watching

 

  1. Last Wednesday, my friend _____ to travel from Ahmedabad to Pune.

A. Were preparing                       B. Will be preparing

C. Was preparing                         D. Had been preparing

 

  1. The society dogs _____ continuously last night.

A. Were barking                           B. Have been barking

C. Are barking                               D. Was barking

 

  1. The electric supply was cut just when mother _____ a cake.

A. Had been baking                     B. Was baking

C. Were baking                             D. Is baking

 

  1. The cat ____ loudly to show that it was hungry.

A. Are mewing                              B. Were mewing

C. Was mewing                             D. Has been mewing

 

  1. No, I didn’t go out yesterday evening. I ____ busy ____ letters.

A. Were … writing                        B. Is … writing

C. Have been … writing              D. Was … writing

 

  1. Sheila ____ when the bell rang.

A. Were sleeping                          B. Had been sleeping

C. Is sleeping                                 D. Was sleeping

 

  1. The peon ____ tea when the Principal called him.

A. Was making                             B. Is making

C. Were making                            D. Had been making

 

  1. All the vendors ____ the Tricolour on Republic Day, last week.

A. Are selling                                 B. Was selling

C. Were selling                              D. Had been selling

 

  1. A few minutes ago, Sonal ____ clothes; now she is ironing them.

A. Had been folding                    B. Were folding

C. Was folding                              D. Are folding

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

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

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was preparing’ is the correct form as ‘friend’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Were barking’ is the correct form as ‘dogs’ is a plural subject.

  1. B

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

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was mewing’ is the correct form as ‘cat’ is a singular subject.

  1. D

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

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was sleeping’ is the correct form as ‘Sheila’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Was making’ is the correct form as ‘peon’ is a singular subject.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Were selling’ is the correct form as ‘vendors’ is a plural subject.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Was folding is the correct form as ‘Sonal’ is a singular subject.