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Listening Lab Exercise 37 Past Continuous Tense

Exercise #37 – past continuous tense

Directions: Complete each sentence or question with the past continuous tense. Some verbs are negative.

1. I ________ ________ this morning.

2. . What ________ you ________ when I called you?

3. Bill heard about the report as he ________ ________ to the radio.

4. Who ________ ________ all that noise last night?

5. The machines ________ ________ properly.

6. Joe and Lisa ________ ________ in New York in the 1980s.

7. The driver ________ ________ a good job, so he was fired.

8. A security guard ________ ________ us while we were in the store.

9. A woman tripped as she ________ ________ onto the bus.

10. The accident was caused by a man who ________ ________ while he ________ ________ .

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Here they are:

1. I was working this morning.

2. What were you doing when I called you?

3. Bill heard about the report as he was listening to the radio.

4. Who was making all that noise last night?

5. The machines weren’t running properly.

6. Joe and Lisa were living in New York in the 1980s.

7. The driver wasn’t doing a good job, so he was fired.

8. A security guard was watching us while we were in the store.

9. A woman tripped as she was getting onto the bus.

10. The accident was caused by a man who was texting while he was driving.

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