Exercise 40.2: Past simple or past continuous

Complete the sentence with a suitable verb in the past simple or past continuous form from the following choices below.

Example: I ____ TV when I heard the phone ring.
Answer: I was watching TV when I heard the phone ring. (past continuous)

1. I _____ a shower when the phone rang.

2. We _____ that there had been a serious accident.

3. We could see it _____ much too hard to go outside.

4. She _____ a book last night. She says the ending is fantastic.

5. She _____ a book last night when I came over and took her out.

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