For beginners, elementary - intermediate levels.
Past continuous Exercise 1 Learn how to make positive sentences.
Past continuous Exercise 2 Make positive and negative questions.
Past continuous Exercise 3 Practise negative forms.
Past simple vs past continuous exercises Practise the difference.
Free PDF worksheets with answer keys on the past continuous tense.
- Look at Jane's diary. What was she doing at these times?
Monday 4.30 - 5.30 p.m. - have an appointment at the dentist's
On Monday at 5 p.m. she ___ an appointment at the dentist's.
- The Thompson family. What were they doing at 7 o'clock?
Mr. Thompson ___ (cook) dinner in the kitchen.
Mrs. Thompson ___ (clean) their car in front of their house.
- Julie saw Tim and Matt at the swimming pool. Complete Sue's questions.
Sue: ___ when you saw them? (what | Tim and Matt | do)
Julie: Tim was swimming in the pool, but I didn't see Matt first.
Sue: ___ in the pool, too? (you | swim)
- Make questions to ask what Simon and his girlfriend were doing at a restaurant.
At a table by the window.
Coffee with milk and a glass of apple juice.
- Complete short dialogues. Use negative forms of the past continuous.
A: Were you talking to Bob during dinner?
B: I ___ to anybody. I was alone.
- Make negative statements and questions with words in brackets.
___ a shower at 6 o'clock. (I | not have)
___ computer games when I came back home? (you | not play)
Past simple vs Past continuous Exercises, PDF worksheets and examples with grammar rules to learn the difference.
English grammar exercises PDF All PDF exercises on e-grammar.org.
Past simple and past continuous Online grammar rules.
English tenses PDF Grammar rules on all English tenses in PDF.
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