Test on Past Progressive 3

Test your knowledge on the Past Progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.

Test

Write the ing form of the following verbs.

  1. share →
  2. tidy →
  3. shut →
  4. dial →
  5. lie →

Complete the table in past progressive.

positive negative question
They were not chatting.
Was the couple kissing?
They were complaining.
It was not getting dark.
Bob was studying.

Was or Were?

  1. The pirates fighting for the treasure.
  2. We discussing the problem.
  3. The candle burning.
  4. The cat chasing the mice.
  5. The mice running away from the cat.

Write sentences in past progressive.

  1. the snowman / melt / in the sun →
  2. we / explore / a new territory →
  3. the secretary / print out / a document →
  4. the girls / not / concentrate / on the task →
  5. Garth / not / practise / on the piano →

Write questions in past progressive.

  1. Jill / dance →
  2. your cousins / swim / in the lake →
  3. the student / answer / a question →
  4. William / play / the guitar →
  5. Janet / sit / on the bench →

Ask for the information in the bold part of the sentence.

  1. At a quarter past six, Phil was translating the document.
  2. Sheila was waiting in the park.
  3. The pupils were talking about the United States.
  4. The boss was dictating a letter.
  5. Barbara was looking for her necklace.

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.