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Simple Past vs Past Continuous 2
Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.
1. John __________ (take) a photograph of me while I wasn't looking (not/look).
2. We were in a ver !iffic"lt position. We __________. (not/know) what to !o.
#. I haven't seen $lan for ages. When I last __________ (see) him% he __________
(tr) to fin! a Job in &on!on.
'. I was __________ (walk) along the street when s"!!enl I __________ (hear)
footsteps behin! me. (omebo! __________ (follow) me. I was frightene! an! I
__________ (start) to r"n.
). When I was o"ng% I __________ (want) to be a b"s !river.
*. +r (mith never __________ (wake) "p in time in the mornings an! alwas
__________ (get) into tro"ble for being late, so one !a he __________ (go) to town
an! __________ (b") an alarm clock.
-. .o get home he __________ (have to) go thro"gh a fiel! where a ba! tempere! b"ll
"s"all __________ (gra/e).
0. .his b"ll normall __________ (not chase) people "nless something __________
(make) him angr. 1nfort"natel% as +r (mith __________ (cross) the fiel!% his alarm
clock __________ (go) off.
2. .his __________ (anno) the b"ll% who imme!iatel __________ (begin) to chase +r
(mith.
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Simple Past vs Past Continuous
Answers:
Put the verbs into the correct form, past continuous or past simple.
1. John took (take) a photograph of me while I wasn't looking (not/look).
2. We were in a ver !iffic"lt position. We didn't know (not/know) what to !o.
#. I haven't seen $lan for ages. When I last saw (see) him% he was tring (tr) to fin! a
Job in &on!on.
'. I was walking (walk) along the street when s"!!enl I heard (hear) footsteps behin!
me. (omebo! was following (follow) me. I was frightene! an! I started (start) to r"n.
). When I was o"ng% I wanted (want) to be a b"s !river.
*. +r (mith never woke (wake) "p in time in the mornings an! was alwas getting !
alwas got (get) into tro"ble for being late, so one !a he went (go) to town an!
bought (b") an alarm clock.
-. .o get home he had to (have to) go thro"gh a fiel! where a ba! tempere! b"ll
"s"all gra"ed ! was usuall gra"ing (gra/e).
0. .his b"ll didn't normall chase (not chase) people "nless something made (make)
him angr. 1nfort"natel% as +r (mith was crossing (cross) the fiel!% his alarm clock
went (go) off.
2. .his annoed (anno) the b"ll% who imme!iatel began (begin) to chase +r (mith.
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