Grammar Quiz

Past Continuous and Past Simple Tense Quiz


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Tom was very unlucky. It………………….. ever day during his holiday.

A. rain

B. rained

C. was raining

D. are raining


Yesterday Jane ………………. and ………………. herself when she ……………………. her bicycle.

A. fall / hurt / ride

B. fell / hurt / was riding

C. fell / hurt / rode

D. fall / hurt / were riding


The baby ………………….. on his bed while his mother ………………. for him.

A. was crying / was cooking

B. was crying / cooked

C. cry / was cooking

D. cries / was crying


When ……………………..your father ………………….. yesterday?

A. was / arriving

B. was / arrived

C. did / arrive

D. did / arrived


When Mr. Lawrence …………………. home at 8.30 this morning, the sun ……………………brightly. However, by 10 o’clock it …………………… heavily.

A. leave / shine / rain

B. was leaving / shine / was raining

C. is leaving / was shining / was raining

D. leaved / was shining / rained


Last weekend Susan …………. and ………..her leg.

A. fell / broke

B. fall / broken

C. fell / brake

D. fall / brake


We …………………… to Berlin by Robert’s new car last month.

A. drove

B. was driving

C. drive

D. is driving


Who …………………………… to on the phone when I …………………. in?

A. were you speaking / came

B. was you speaking / come

C. are you speaking / came

D. did you speaking / come


Marry ……………… in bed when she ……………… a strange noise downstairs.

A. read / hear

B. was reading / heard

C. was reading / hear

D. read / was hearing


While my sister ………………. home, she ………………….. the train accident.

A. was arriving / see

B. arrive / see

C. arrived / saw

D. was arriving / saw


Sebastian …………. to Susan’s house at 11 a.m., but she ………………there. She …………………….at the library.

A. went/ did not be / study

B. went/ was not be / was studying

C. went/ was not / was studying

D. went/ did not be / was studying


Who was that nice girl you …………… to when I …………… by the pub?

A. talk / walked

B. talked/ walked

C. talked / was walking

D. talked / walk


While the students …………………… English, some students …………………. their other works in the class, then the teacher got angry.

A. was learning / do

B. learned / was doing

C. were learning / were doing

D. were learning / was doing


Mary ………………… lunch when they …………………………..

A. prepared/ was coming

B. was preparing/ came

C. was preparing/ was coming

D. prepared/ was coming


The fireman …………………. a 75-year-old woman who …………………….. trapped on the second floor of the burning building.

A. rescued / was being

B. rescue / did be

C. rescued / be

D. rescued / is


Helen ……………………. her dress to the party when her friend ………….. her.

A. was wearing / call

B. wore / call

C. wore called

D. was wearing / called


The Sun ………………….. when I ………………… at 8 o’clock in every morning.

A. was shine / get up

B. was shining / get up

C. was shining / got up

D. was shined / got up


As Sophie …………………. up Regent Street she ………………….. an old friend from collage.

A. was walking / met

B. walked / meet

C. was walking / was meeting

D. walked / met


When I ………………… the cafeteria Mary ………… lunch with Peter.

A. entered / had

B. enter / have

C. entered / is having

D. entered / was having




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