Verb Tense Exercise 3

Simple Past / Past Continuous
1. A: What (you, do) B: I (try) when the accident occurred? to change a light bulb that had burnt out.

2. After I (find) to the police and (turn)

the wallet full of money, I (go, immediately) it in.

3. The doctor (say) and that he (need)

that Tom (be)

too sick to go to work

to stay at home for a couple of days.

4. Sebastian (arrive) she (be, not)

at Susan's house a little before 9:00 PM, but there. She (study, at the library) for her final

examination in French.

5. Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday, she (watch, also) television. That's all she ever does!

6. A: I (call)

you last night after dinner, but you (be, not)

there. Where were you?

busily) desks. not) 10. just) about 11. several clerks (work.B: I (work) out at the fitness center. 7. she didn't hear anything because she (listen. but . Sharon (be) in the room when John told me what happened. methods to improve 8. a couple of merchants (bargain. busily) and (try) to sell their goods to naive tourists who . the Atlantic when it (strike) an 12. I (watch) a mystery movie on TV when the electricity went out. When I entered the bazaar. and two managers (discuss. 9. Now I am never going to find out how the movie ends. It's strange that you (call) you. quietly) customer service. When I (walk) into the busy office. the secretary (talk) at their on the phone with a customer. because I (think. The Titanic (cross) iceberg.

over to a 13. Some young boys (lead) their donkeys through the narrow streets on their way home. The firemen (rescue) the old woman who (be) trapped on the third floor of the burning building. She was so annoying! She (leave. always) sink. In fact. . in Berlin for more than two years. 14. actually) her dirty dishes in the me to do them for her. she there when the Berlin Wall came down. I (walk) fruit and (buy) a banana. I think she (expect. Samantha (live) (live) 2. 15. A couple of men (argue) man who (sell) over the price of a leather belt.(hunt) for souvenirs.

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