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English Grammar – Past Progressive

Form of Past Progressive

Use of Past Progressive

Past Progressive is used for actions in the past and focusses on the course or duration of the action.

Signal Words of Past Progressive

when, while, as long as

Detailed Explanation and Exercises on Past Progressive

Exercise on Past Progressive

Complete the sentences in Past Progressive.

  1. Yesterday at six, John (drive) to the airport.
  2. While Claire (have) lunch in the cantine, Mary and Will (talk) to a customer.
  3. I (prepare) the invoice, when my computer suddenly crashed.
  4. When we (sit) in the meeting, Joseph suddenly got a hiccup.
  5. I (gossip / not) with Amy when you came in - we (discuss) a serious problem.
  6. Bob and I (walk) to the office, when it suddenly started to rain.
  7. During the week of the conference, I (stay) at a nice B&B.
  8. Where (you / stay) during your time in London?
  9. Who (do) my job while I was in hospital?


Changed: 25th Oct 2014 19:17

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