Past Continuous Tense Exercise For Class 3

The past continuous is used to say that an activity was going on at a particular point of time in the past. It is commonly used with time expressions referring to the past.

We make the past continuous tense form by putting was/were before the -ing form of the verb.

  • Use was when the subject is a singular noun or pronoun.
  • Use were when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun.
  • Use was when the subject is the first person singular pronoun I.

Past continuous tense exercise for class 3

Fill in the blanks with the past continuous tense form of the verb.

1. I ………………………. my homework at this time yesterday. (do)

2. What ………………. you ………………….. at 8 o’clock last night? (do)

3. The girl ……………………….. (cry) when I saw her.

4. They ………………………. (work) in the yard when I reached their home.

5. It ……………………….. when we started. (rain)

6. He ………………………. for his exams last month. (prepare)

7. I …………………….. (cook) when the lights went out.

8. I knew you would fail the test. You …………………….. (play) when I …………………… (study)

9. The children ………………………… (play) in the garden when it started raining.

10. I ………………………. (take) a bath when the doorbell rang.

Answers

1. I was doing my homework at this time yesterday.

2. What were you doing at 8 o’clock last night?

3. The girl was crying when I saw her.

4. They were working in the yard when I reached their home.

5. It was raining when we started.

6. He was preparing for his exams last month.

7. I was cooking when the lights went out.

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8. I knew you would fail the test. You were playing when I was studying.

9. The children were playing in the garden when it started raining.

10. I was taking a bath when the doorbell rang.

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