Grammar Quiz

Past Tense & Past Continuous Tense Quiz


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James ………….. (play) bingo when the lights ……………. (go) out.

A. were playing , went

B. was playing , went

C. played , went

D. were playing , were going


Yesterday, my uncle ………………… (tell) us a story while he ………………… (drive) us to school.

A. told , was driving

B. told , drove

C. was telling , was driving

D. was telling , drove


He _____ his homework when his father came home.

A. were doing

B. did

C. was doing

D. did do


When Jack walked into the sitting room, a woman in white _____ (crawl) out of the TV.

A. was crawlling

B. was crawling

C. crawled

D. crawlled


We ……………… (meet) some interesting people while we …………………… (stay) in Paris.

A. was meeting , stayed

B. were meeting , stayed

C. met , were staying

D. meet , were staying


Elizabeth _____ when she _____ the plate.

A. was running / dropped

B. ran / dropped

C. was running / was dropping

D. ran / was dropping


They _____ (watch) TV when Amy _____ (walk) in.

A. were watching; was walking

B. were watching; walked

C. watched; walked


I ………………… (watch) the match on TV when the phone …………………… (ring).

A. was watching , rang

B. were watching , rang

C. watched , was ringing

D. watched , were ringing


I ……………….. (watch) the TV when my mother ……………… (turn) it off.

A. was watching , turned

B. were watching , turnt

C. watched , turned

D. was watching , was turning


While I……………….. to music , they ………………… television.

A. listened , were washing

B. listened , watched

C. was listening , were watching

D. was listening , were washing


While I ……. the quiz, Mr. Khor …… to me.

A. made, spoke

B. made, was speaking

C. was making, speaked

D. was making, spoke


I ____ to the station when I ____ John.

A. walked / met

B. was walking / was meeting

C. were walking / met

D. was walking / met


As we …………………… (walk) in the park. It …………………… (start) to rain.

A. walked , started

B. walked , was starting

C. were walking , was starting

D. were walking , started


_____ you _____ anything when I _____ you?

A. Did / do / was calling

B. Are / doing / called

C. Were / doing / called

D. Were / doing / calling


When I ______________ the washing-up, I _________ the plate

A. was doing/ broke

B. am doing/ break

C. did/ broke

D. was doing/ break


They ………………. (talk) on the phone when the boss……………. (arrive) at the office.

A. talked , arrived

B. was talking , arrived

C. were talking , arrived

D. were talking , was arriving


Mary _____ (cut) her finger while she _____ (peel) the apple.

A. was cutting; peeled

B. cut; peeled

C. cut; was peeling


what……..you doing when I……….you last night?

A. did,was

B. were, called

C. are, calling

D. is, called


My friend ………….me while I …………………the homework

A. was phoning / was doing

B. phoned / was doing

C. phoned / did

D. were phoning / were doing


Ada was dancing when she _____ (twist) her ankle.

A. twisted

B. was twisting

C. was twisted

D. twists


I ……………. (have) a beautiful dream when the alarm clock ………………… (ring).

A. had , rang

B. was having , was ringing

C. was having , rang

D. had , was ringing




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