Past continuous

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Past Continuous

Form

Positive Question Negative
IHeSheIt was working. Was Ihesheit working? IHeSheIt was not (wasn’t) working.
We YouThey were Were we youthey We YouThey were not (weren’t)

Exercise 1

Look at these sentences and answer the questions by choosing A or B:

1. When I saw them, they were playing football.
Which happened first?
A I saw them B they were playing football
2. When she telephoned, I was having a bath.
Which happened first?
A the telephone call B the bath
3 They were watching television when I visited them.
Which happened first?
A they were watching television B I visited them
4 I was walking into the house when I heard the noise.
Which happened first?
A I was walking into the house B I heard the noise
5 I walked into the house when I heard the noise.
Which happened first?
A I walked into the house B I heard the noise
6 We left the party when the police arrived
Which happened first?
A We left the party B the police arrived
7 We were leaving the party when the police arrived.
Which happened first?
A We were leaving the party B the police arrived
8 I made the beds when Joan an Ian got here.
Which happened first?
A I made the beds B Joan and Ian got here.
9 I was making the beds when Joan and Ian got there.
Which happened first?
A I was making the beds B Joan and Ian got here
10 I was getting into my car when I heard the shot.
Which happened first?
A I was getting into my car B I heard the shot

Exercise 2

Complete these sentences by putting the verbs into the past continuous or the past simple:

1 I (watch) television when the phone rang.
2 When the ambulance came we (carry) him into it.
3 She (drive) her car when she suddenly felt ill.
4 When he saw me he (fall) off the wall.
5 We (listen) to the radio when it suddenly stopped working.
6 Why (you play) cards when he walked into the office?
7 (they thank) you when you gave them the money?
8 (you smoke) when you turned on the gas?
9 When I arrived, they (say) hello but continued working.
10 When I got to the hospital, she (sit) in the waiting room.

Past Simple and Past Continuous: check

Exercise 3

Write did, was or were to complete the sentences:

1 I …n’t like it.
2 They … enjoying themselves.
3 … you have a good time?
4 What time … you leave?
5 … he staying in a hotel
6 I …n’t eating.
7 What … you do then?
8 Why … they sitting there?
9 What … they doing?
10 What … you say?
11 Why … he working late last night?
12 They …n’t playing cards.
13 She …n’t understand.
14 I …n’t having a bath.
15 What … the dog eating?
16 They …n’t buy anything.
17 … you like the film?
18 Why …n’t you go to school?
19 … you talking to somebody?
20 … they write you a letter?

Past simple and Past Continuous: short answers

‘Were you working when I phoned you last night?’ ‘Yes, I was.’
‘Did Mary ask you to work late?’ ‘No, she didn’t.’

Form

Past Simple Past Continuous
Subject+did Subject + was/were
Yes,No, Ihesheitweyou they did.didn’t. Yes,No, Ihesheit was.wasn't.
we youthey were.weren't.

• The short answer to ‘Did you like it?’ is ‘Yes, I did.’ (NOT Yes, I liked.)

Exercise 4

Someone is asking you questions. Write the short answers:

1 ‘Were you sitting here yesterday?’ ‘No, …
2 ‘Did she see the accident?’ ‘Yes, …
3 ‘Did you leave the hotel last night?’ ‘No, …
4 ‘W as he working when you arrived?’ ‘Yes, …
5 ‘Were they eating when you phoned?’ ‘Yes, …
6 ‘Did your father buy another car?’ ‘No, …
7 ‘Did you see that letter for you?’ ‘Yes, …
8 ‘Were your brothers sleeping when you left?’ ‘Yes, …
9 ‘You didn’t see the accident, then?’ ‘No, …
10 ‘Weren’t they waiting for you?’ ‘No, …
11 ‘Did you like the present?’ ‘Yes, …
12 ‘Did the children have a good time?’ ‘Yes, …
13 ‘Was Susan driving when you saw here?’ ‘No, …
14 ‘Did he speak to you?’ ‘Yes, …
15 ‘Did you do the washing-up? ‘Yes, …
16 ‘Were you doing your homework when I phoned?’ ‘Yes, …
17 ‘Was your father washing the car?’ ‘Yes, …
18 ‘Did you understand what he was saying?’ ‘No, …
19 ‘Was she leaving when you got there?’ ‘Yes, …
20 ‘Did your sister lose her purse yesterday?’ ‘Yes, …

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