Mixed exercise 1: past simple & past continuous

(Practise differentiating past simple and progressive)

Past simple or past continuous – multiple-choice test

Difficulty: rather easy (2 of 5)

Choose the correct answer for each sentence using the past simple or past continuous/progressive.

  • Example: “You called me while I ________ a shower.”
    • A. were having
    • B. had
    • C. was havingCorrect!

If you are still unsure about the topic, look at the explanations on the past simple and the past progressive again.


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