Grammar Quiz

Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect, Past Perfect Continuous Quiz


We ________ for hours when we finally reached a decision.

A. talked

B. had been talking

C. had talked

D. were talking

The planes _______ for about an hour and they _____ about 300 miles when something happened.

A. had flown / had been travelling

B. flew / were travelling

C. had been flying / had travelled

D. flew / travelled

She ______ at that company for a year when she met James.

A. didn’t work

B. had been working

C. worked

D. was working

She _________ English for years by the time she went to Canada.

A. had been learning

B. learned

C. had learned

By the time we ____ to the cinema, the film had already started.

A. got

B. get

C. had got

D. had been getting

We have to stop __ the supermarket on the way home.

A. on

B. at

C. in

D. for

The writer, J K Rowling, __________ (already / write) several stories and books, but this was the first book that was published.

A. had already write

B. already wrote

C. had already written

D. already had wrote

It is believed that the earthquake _____ their equipment.

A. was broking

B. had broken

C. had been breaking

The children ______ in the garden while their parents were watching them

A. played

B. had played

C. were playing

D. play

At that moment, he wasn’t tired even though he ______ football for 2 hours.

A. play

B. was playing

C. had been playing

D. had played

At this time yesterday, I _____ an essay.

A. wrote

B. was writing

C. had written

D. were writing

She _________ the idea for the story of a wizard at magic school while she _________ on a train to London.

A. was getting / travelled

B. had gotten / had been travelling

C. got / was travelling

D. had gotten / had travelled

I fell as I _______ for the bus.

A. ran

B. was running

C. had run

D. had been run

They live __ the school.

A. on

B. in

C. at

D. by

I heard a knock at the front door so I ____ to answer it.

A. went

B. was going

C. had gone

D. had been going

“I was writing an e-mail when our computer broke down”

A. Similar to “Our computer broke down before I wrote an e-mail.”

B. Similar to “I had started writing an e-mail and then our computer broke down.”

The school is __ Bay Street.

A. at

B. on

C. in

D. for

What’s that floating __ the water?

A. on

B. in

C. at

D. by

I was happy to see her, because we ________ each other for years.

A. saw

B. were seeing

C. hadn’t seen

It depends __ what you want to do.

A. on

B. at

C. in

D. by

The door is __ the left side of the building.

A. on

B. in

C. at

D. bye

They live __ 10 Park Road.

A. at

B. on

C. by

D. in

She _____ from school in 2001.

A. graduated

B. had graduated

C. was graduating

I realized I _______ any money with me.

A. had not been bringing

B. brought

C. hadn’t brought

D. wasn’t bringing

Her eyes were red so I knew she ______

A. had been crying

B. cried


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