Simple Past Tense Vs Simple Past Continuous

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Simple Past Tense Vs Simple Past Continuous - Quiz

Put the verbs into the correct form of past tense (Simple Past Tense (S+V2) or Simple Past Continuous Tense (S+was/were+V. Ing)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I ... (buy) a bucket of flowers a month ago.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bought" because the sentence is in the past tense and "bought" is the past tense form of the verb "buy".

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  • 2. 

    They... (visit) their hometown a few days ago.

    Explanation
    The verb "visited" is the correct answer because it agrees with the subject "they" and the past tense form is used to indicate an action that occurred in the past.

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  • 3. 

    I ... (read) a book when he came.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was reading" because the sentence is in the past continuous tense. The action of reading was ongoing at the time when he came.

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  • 4. 

    I ... (go) to school at seven o’clock this morning.

    Explanation
    The verb "went" is the past tense form of the verb "go." The sentence is talking about an action that happened in the past, specifically this morning. Therefore, "went" is the correct verb choice to indicate that the person went to school at seven o'clock this morning.

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  • 5. 

    The light went out while we ... (have) our dinner.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were having." This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, which is used to describe an ongoing action in the past. In this case, the action of having dinner was interrupted by the light going out. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "have" is "were having."

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  • 6. 

    At the party, when I came into the room, my friends ... (sing) “Dangdut” song.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were singing" because the sentence is describing an action that was already in progress when the speaker entered the room. The past continuous tense is used to indicate an ongoing action in the past, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    When the phone... (ring), my father was taking a shower..

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rang" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific moment in the past when the phone made a sound. The word "rang" is the past tense form of the verb "ring," which means to make a sound, especially a telephone.

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  • 8. 

    While the students... (talk) about their coming holiday, the teacher came in.

    Explanation
    While the students were engaged in conversation about their upcoming holiday, the teacher entered the room.

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  • 9. 

    I … (have) to go to the airport yesterday.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "had" is used to indicate an obligation or necessity in the past.

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  • 10. 

    As she... (explain) the lesson to the students, one of them raised his hand and asked him a question.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "explained" because it is the past tense form of the verb "explain". In the given sentence, the subject "she" is performing the action of explaining the lesson to the students. The past tense is used to indicate that the action has already taken place. Additionally, the pronoun "him" is used to refer to the person who is doing the explaining, indicating that it is a male teacher.

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  • 11. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1

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