Past Continuous tense exercise (fill in the blanks/gaps )

In this exercise, you are going to practice when and how to use: the Past continuous tense.

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Past continuous tense exercise

Yesterday we (watch) a movie so we couldn't come

You were always (complain)

It (rain) all the afternoon

We (have) a very nice holiday when it started to rain

Enna came to see me while I (do) my homework

They (hunt)   all evening

I (practice)   guitar when she came home

While she (pack) the bags, I was looking for our passports

While John (read) , Emma was watching TV

Last night at 8pm, I (eat) dinner


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