Grammar Exercise: Past Tense Worksheet


You have to fill each space with either the past continuous, past perfect simple or past perfect continuous.

Don't use contractions.

1. I was exhausted at the end of the exam. I (write) for over two hours.

2. When thieves stole my favourite leather jacket, I was really upset. I (have) it for over ten years.

3. Please step out of the car, Mr. Jones. Do you realise you (drive) at over 90mph?

4. We didn't really want to go and see the musical again. We (already see) it twice - so we said "no" and we went to a restaurant instead!

5. I arrived over an hour late to the office and everyone was working. Actually, they (work) for over two hours on the new project and I felt really guilty.

6. The kitchen was full of steam when we arrived. Joan was in the kitchen and she (cook) a huge meal for everyone at the party.

7. It was a bit embarrassing to arrive at their house and find Mary looking so sad. I think she (cry) before we got there.

8. No-one even noticed when I got home. They (all watch) the big game on TV.

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