Past Continuous Mixed Exercise 1

The past continuous (or past progressive) is a tense in English you use to talk about long actions in the past or when the focus is on the duration of a particular action. If you want to learn more about this tense, click here. There is a full explanation of this tense, rules on forming it, and some examples.

This is a mixed exercise about the past continuous.

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Past Continuous Mixed Exercise 1

Complete these sentences by filling in the verb in the past continuous.
1.
I don't get what he (to do) while he (to drive) the truck.
2.
They (not, to watch) where they (to go).
3.
Why (you, to listen) to that rubbish?
4.
My friend (to read) a book while he (to enjoy) the view.
5.
I apologise because I (not, to pay) attention to what you (to say).
6.
They (not, to try) to help us.
7.
(he, to act) like a true gentleman?
8.
Why (she, to run) away? (she, to hide) from someone?
9.
We (to book) a city trip when he called.
10.
What (he, to write) a letter for?

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