Grammar Quiz

Past Continuous Tense Quizzes

Preview 20 Quizzes about Past Continuous Tense

Who … the car when it …?

  1. was driving, crashed
  2. drove, was crashing

Choose the correct sentence.

A. Was my daughter playing the piano last night?
B. My daughter was playing the piano last night?
C. Playing was my daughter the piano last night?
D. Last night was my daughter playing the piano?

The old lady was watching TV while the cat

A. Slept on her lap
B. Was sleeping on her lap

The moment I got off the train

A. It was starting snow
B. It started to snow


A. Mary doing her homework when I phoned?
B. John and Philip watching TV?

We … trying to help the Geography teacher.

A. Were
B. Was
C. Been
D. Is

My sister was … in the sea while I was calling her.

A. Swimming
B. Swim
C. Swims
D. Swam

Luis was playing on the computer when

A. He was hearing a noise
B. He heard the explosion

Was she … kind to her friends?

  1. be
  2. being

She was walking down the street when she…

A. Tripped
B. She was tripping

What was this woman doing at 9 o’clock last night?
      A.     She was reading a book.
      B.     She were reading a book.
      C.     She was having a shower.
      D.     She were having a shower.

When I came home

A. The baby was cried
B. The baby was crying

Were the students … the video during class?

  1. watching
  2. watch

My father, together with mother, … in the garden all day yesterday.

  1. was working
  2. were working

At 7 this morning he … breakfast with his kids.

  1. was eating
  2. is eating

My sister and I … walking on the beach at 5 pm last week.

  1. was
  2. were

The football players were playing while

A. The crowd was cheering
B. The policeman arrived


A. Wern’t home
B. Weren’t working when the fire broke out


A. Weren’t very young when they married
B. Wasn’t old enough to drive

Someone tried to steal her phone while she … for a railway ticket.

  1. queued
  2. was queuing

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