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Tenses - Past simple or Continuous

Quiz by Ben Hopkins

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30 questions
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  • Q1
    I ________ when the phone rang. (to eat)
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    was eating
    ate
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  • Q2
    I ________ computer games for three hours yesterday. (to play)
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    was playing
    played
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  • Q3
    I ________ at three o'clock. (to sleep)
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    was sleeping
    slept
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  • Q4
    I ________ when you called. (to sleep)
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    was sleeping
    slept
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  • Q5
    It ________ all night! (to snow)
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    was snowing
    snowed
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  • Q6
    It ________ when I woke up. (to rain)
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    was raining
    rained
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  • Q7
    I ________ up my umbrella when it started to rain. (to put)
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    put
    was putting
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  • Q8
    They ________ at 19:00. (to arrive)
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    arrived
    were arriving
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  • Q9
    It ________ all day yesterday. (to rain)
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    rained
    was raining
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  • Q10
    It ________ to rain just after I left the house. (to start)
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    started
    was starting
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  • Q11
    I ________ my parents immediately when I heard the news. (to call)
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    called
    was calling
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  • Q12
    It ________ when we got home. (to snow)
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    was snowing
    snowed
    30s
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  • Q13
    I ________ when she came home. (to eat)
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    ate
    was eating
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  • Q14
    I ________ pancakes yesterday. (to eat)
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    ate
    was eating
    30s
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  • Q15
    I ________ when I heard the news. (to drive)
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    was driving
    drove
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  • Q16
    I ________ when I heard a loud bang. (to eat)
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    ate
    was eating
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  • Q17
    It ________ to rain when I was walking to the metro station. (to start)
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    started
    was starting
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  • Q18
    I ________ for my keys when I found the money. (to look)
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    was looking
    looked
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  • Q19
    I ________ the metro three times yesterday. (to use)
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    used
    was using
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  • Q20
    I first saw her when I ________ in the park. (to run)
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    ran
    was running
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