The past continuous (or past progressive) is a tense in English that is used to talk about long actions in the past or when the focus is on the duration of a particular action.
This is an exercise about forming the past continuous.
You can find the exercise below:
Past Continuous Exercise 2
Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the past continuous.
1.I (to read) the first Sherlock Holmes story when he called.
2.He (to try) to fix things with his wife.
3.All of the students (to pay) attention during yesterday's class.
4.I (to drink) as fast as I could.
5.That man (to gamble) for hours in the casino last week.
6.My sister (to play) with the neighbour's dog.
7.I (to live) in a studio until my house was finished.
8.He (to sit) in a chair when they told him the bad news.
9.I (to do) my homework when she interrupted me.
10.My father (to look) for a new car.
- Exercise 1
- Negative Exercise 1
- Negative Exercise 2
- Questions Exercise 1
- Questions Exercise 2
- Mixed Exercise 1
- Mixed Exercise 2
- Mixed Exercise 3
- Mixed Exercise 4
- Mixed Exercise 5