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Pre-Intermediate Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> Students decide if these sentences containing past simple and past continuous are correct or not.

Past Continuous Error Correction Worksheet

Look at these sentences that use the past simple and past continuous. Are they correct? Change the ones that you think are wrong.

1. When the phone rang during Bill's dinner, he ANSWERED the phone.

2. All the students were listening to the professor's lecture very carefully. CORRECT

3. It WAS RAINING when we left the apartment, so we took the umbrella.

4. Kathy INJURED her knee when we played/WERE PLAYING tennis on Saturday.

5. What were you doing last night when I called you? CORRECT

6. We arrived at the concert late. People WERE DANCING and the band WAS PLAYING loudly.

7. Did it rain when you were on vacation? CORRECT

8. What was the policeman doing when the accident HAPPENED?

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