Past Continuous Mixed Exercise 3

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 3

Complete these sentences by filling in the verb in the past continuous.
1.
He (to try) on new shoes before buying them.
2.
Why (he, not, to help) me with my chores?
3.
Mike Tyson (to hit) his opponent really hard.
4.
They (not, to print) the newspaper because there was no news.
5.
(you, to read) when you got the bad news?
6.
I cannot believe he (to watch) the new episode without me.
7.
(she, to eat) chocolate while she (to call) her friend?
8.
My boss (to show) his latest investment.
9.
It (not, to earn) any money yet, but he expects it will in the near future.
10.
The paper boy (to deliver) newspapers when he got hit by a truck.

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