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When Carol ____________________ (call) last night, I _______________________

(watch) my favorite show on television.
2. I (work) __________________________ for this company for more than thirty
years, and I intend to stay here until I retire!
3. Sharon _________________________ (love) to travel. She ____________________
(go) abroad almost every summer. Next year, she plans to go to Peru.
4. Thomas is an author. He _________________________ (write) mystery novels and
travel memoirs. He _____________________________ (write) since he was twentyeight. Altogether, he ____________________________ (write) seven novels, three
collections of short stories and a book of poetry.
5. We were late because we had some car problems. By the time we _______________
(get) to the train station, Susan _____________________________ (wait) for us for
more than two hours.
6. Sam _________________________ (try) to change a light bulb when he __________
(slip) and ___________________ (fell).
7. Everyday I _______________ (wake) up at 6 o'clock, ____________ (eat) breakfast
at 7 o'clock and ______________ (leave) for work at 8 o'clock. However, this morning I
__________ (get) up at 6:30, ____________ (skip) breakfast and __________ (leave)
for work late because I _____________ (forget) to set my alarm.
8. Right now, Jim ______________ (read) the newspaper and Kathy _______________
(make) dinner. Last night at this time, they ____________________ (do) the same thing.
She _____________________ (cook) and he ___________________ (read) the
newspaper. Tomorrow at this time, they ___________________________ (do, also) the
same thing. She _________________________ (prepare) dinner and he ____________
_____________________(read). They are very predictable people!
9. By this time next summer, you _______________ ____________ (complete) your
studies and ________________________________ (find) a job. I, on the other hand,
_____________________________ (accomplish, not) anything. I __________________
(study, still) and you ___________________________ (work) in some new high paying
10. The students ____________________ (be, usually) taught by Mrs. Monty. However,
this week they __________________________ (teach) taught by Mr. Tanzer.

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given verbs.
1. Jessica ____________________________ (never fall) in love until she ______________
(meet) Ben two years ago.

2. Bruce ____________________________ (not stop) studying until he _______________

_______________ (revise) all topics this evening.

3. When the old woman ______________ (hear) that her grandson _____________________
(arrest) for robbery, she ____________________ (get) a big shock.

4. When Megan ___________________________ (have) problems at school, her parents

____________________________ (usually help) her to cope with them.

5. We _____________________________ (wait) for the bus for nearly half an hour, but it
_______________________ (not arrive) yet so I don't think we _____________________
(be able to) attend the meeting on time.
6. When Sarah ___________________________ (graduate) from university next year, she
_________________________________ (study) English for nearly four years.

7. While the children __________________________ (play) by the lake, one of them ________
(drop) his ball and ____________________ (try) to get it out himself.

8. Tomorrow at around 7.30 pm, I ____________________________ (drive) through America.

9. Builders ______________________________ (finish) the Millennium Dome by the end of the

year 2000.

10. When I _______________________ (have) another look I ___________________ (realize)

the shirt in the laundry ___________________________ (shrink).