Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-7

Continuous Past Tenses Worksheet-7

 

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

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

I found my lost notebook while I _____ my room last night.

A. Had been cleaning                  B. Was cleaning

C. Were cleaning                          D. Are cleaning

 

  1. The boys _____ each other when the teacher entered the class.

A. Had been fighting                   B. Was fighting

C. Are fighting                               D. Were fighting

 

  1. Manish _____ the taxi driver when a thief snatched his wallet.

A. Has been paying                      B. Were paying

C. Is paying                                    D. Was paying

 

  1. Last month we ___ busy ____ our house to get it ready for the ceremony.

A. Were… decorating                  B. Are … decorating

C. Had been … decorating          D. Was … decorating

 

  1. Last night, when Sunita ____ all alone, the dance director saw her.

A. Were dancing                           B. Was dancing

C. Is dancing                                 D. Has been dancing

 

  1. While the mechanic ____ the car, we had our lunch.

A. Was repairing                          B. Were repairing

C. Is repairing                               D. Had been repairing

 

  1. While we _____ our lunch, the mechanic repaired the car.

A. Had been having                     B. Was having

C. Were having                             D. Are having

 

  1. Sheila had a part time job when she _____ in this college.

A. Had been studying                  B. Were studying

C. Was studying                            D. Are studying

 

  1. Mother _____ a bath when the telephone rang.

A. Are taking                                 B. Were taking

C. Had been taking                      D. Was taking

 

  1. Since everyone ____ at the same time, nothing could be heard.

A. Were speaking                         B. Has been speaking

C. Is speaking                                D. Was speaking

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

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

  1. D

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

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Was paying’ is the correct form as ‘Manish’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

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

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Was dancing’ is the correct form as ‘Sunita’ is a singular subject.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Was repairing’ is the correct form as ‘mechanic’ is a singular subject.

  1. C

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

  1. C

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

  1. D

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

  1. D

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