Grammar Quiz

Past Tenses Quiz


I _________ up, _________ and _________ breakfast.

A. was getting … was dressing… was having

B. got… dressed … had

C. had got… dressed… had

D. had got… had dressed… had had

The students _____ (play) cards when the teacher _____ (come) in.

A. were playing / came

B. was playing/was coming

C. played / were coming

D. played/ came

It ____________ (still / rain) when the dam broke.

A. still rained

B. still had rained

C. was still raining

Last year we _________ (to introduce) a number of new products and _____________ (to announce) record profits.

A. were introducing… were announcing

B. `introduced… announced

C. have introduced… have announced

D. had introduced… had announced

He _____________ (to write) a report by 6 o’clock yesterday.

A. had written

B. has written

C. wrote

D. was writing

While Tom _____ (read) , Amely _____(watch) a documentary on TV.

A. was reading / was watching

B. read / watched

C. was reading / were watching

D. read / was watching

Where _____ you _____ this car?

A. was … buy

B. did … bought

C. did … buy

D. have … buy

I went to the library, then I _____ (buy) some milk and went home.  

A. had bought

B. bought

When I ________ (go out) of the house, the sun __________ (to shine) and the birds __________ (to sing).

A. went out… was shining… were singing

B. had gone out… shoone… sang

C. went out… shone… sang

We had already eaten when John ________ (come) home.  

A. came

B. had come

I ____________ (to finish) my presentation by the time boss arrived.

A. had finished

B. finished

C. was finishing

When we _____ (arrive) at the station, the train had already left. 

A. arrived 

B. had arrived

They ___________ (to leave) at half past ten.

A. had left

B. left

C. was leaving

We got home to find that someone _____ (break) into the house.

A. had broken

B. broke

Alan _____(look) out of the window when he_____ (see) a UFO.

A. was looking/saw

B. looked/ saw

C. was looking / seen

D. looked/ was seeing

Last year Juan _____ (pass) all his exams.  

A. had passed

B. passed

Alexander Graham Bell ____________ the telephone.

A. did invented

B. invented

C. was invented

They __________ (already / finish) discussing the new project when I arrived.

A. had already finished

B. have already finished

C. were already finished

D. already finished

I had known my husband for three years when we _____ (get) married. 

A. had got 

B. got 

When we went out, it ____________ (already / to stop) snowing.

A. already stopped

B. had already stopped

C. was already stopped

D. was already stopping

The standards of living in Europe ___________up during the 1960s.

A. had done

B. had gone

C. went

D. had went

While I _____(drive), I _____(have) an accident.

A. drived/had

B. was driving/ had

C. drove / was having

D. drove/ had

I ______________ (still / have) breakfast when he rang me up.

A. still had

B. still had had

C. was still having

When I _____ (get) to the airport I discovered I had forgotten my passport. 

A. had got 

B.  got

While he _____ (take) a shower, his dogs_____ (ate) his sandwiches.

A. took / ate

B. were taking/was eating

C. was taking /were eating

D. took/ eat


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