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Unit 28: Grammar Exercises

Use the past continuous tense forms of the verbs in parentheses to complete the sentences.
Most of the sentences below also need past simple forms of the Be verb.

Example: The soccer team (practice).
Example: She tennis last night. (not/play).


1. He up TV all last night. (watch)

2. While I a shower, the phone rang. (take)

3. A stranded motorist on the side of the highway. (stand)

4. It was a cold day but she her coat. (not/wear)

5. John, what you yesterday evening between 7 and 8 pm? (do)

6. Last summer when I , I went to the gym every morning. (not/work)

7. My daughters on the phone for hours and hours yesterday. (talk)

8. As we the car, storm clouds rolled in and rain started to fall. (wash)

9. After on hold for twenty-five minutes, I finally get through to someone. (wait)

10. Just as the Smith family down for dinner, there was a knock on the door. (sit)


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