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Yesterday at nine o’clock, these people were right in the middle of doing something. What were they doing?
Type in the verbs in the Past Progressive.
- Richard (work) on his computer at 9 o’clock yesterday.one person → was|verb + ing
- Lucy and Tom (have) dinner.several people → were|e at the end of a word is removed when adding ing: have → having
- I (read) an article in the newspaper.one person → was|verb + ing
- The children (watch) a film on TV at that time.several people → were|verb + ing
- Paula (chat) on the phone with a friend.one person → was|final consonant after a short stressed vowel is doubled when adding ing: chat → chatting
Complete the sentences with the past progressive of the verbs in brackets.
- When I came into the living room, the cats (sit) on the table.the cats → were|final consonant is doubled after a short stressed vowel: sit → sitting
- I could tell by his eyes that he (lie) to me.he → was|ie becomes y when adding ing.
- We (play) Monopoly when our neighbours rang at the door.we → were|verb + ing
- Helen (listen) to the radio when she heard a strange noise in the garden.Helen → was|verb + ing
- I (prepare) dinner yesterday when I noticed that the cooker (work/not) .I/the cooker → was|prepare: e at the end of a word is removed when adding ing.
Write questions in the Past Progressive.
- (what/do/you) yesterday at six?you → were|verb + ing
- (Jane/practise) the piano when you came home?Jane → was|e at the end of a word is removed when adding ing|American spelling also possible: practice → practicing
- (who/talk/to you) when I saw you last night?who → was|verb + ing
- (what/discuss/they) when she went over to them?they → were|verb + ing
- (type/she) a message when you interrupted her?she → was|e at the end of a word is removed when adding ing