Past Tenses №2

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 Underline the correct tense:

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1    Lynne was singing/had sung as she was cleaning the windows.
2    Mr Todd was teaching/had been teaching for thirty years when he retired.
3    I phoned Jack because I wanted/had wanted to ask him a question.
4    They had walked/had been walking for hours when they stopped for a rest.
5    The shop had been selling/had sold the table by the time I got there.
6    Joe was happy. He was winning/had won first prize in the competition.
7    It was raining/had rained while they were playing the football match.
8    Rob was opening/opened the box and looked inside.
9    Eve was delighted to hear that she was getting/had got the job.
10    People used to work/were working very long hours in those days.
11    I was running when I slipped/was slipping on the ice.
12    They were already buying/had already bought the tickets when they went to the concert.
13    Carol had broken/was breaking her arm, so she couldn't write for six weeks.
14    We had been staying/stayed in a hotel by the sea last summer.
15    Elvis Presley sang/had sung lots of hit songs.
16    I opened/was opening the door and stepped outside.
17    They had stood/were standing outside when the results were announced.
18    Alexander Graham Bell had invented/invented the telephone.
19    She broke the glass while she had washed/was washing it.

Ответы к упражнению:

  1. was singing
  2. had been teaching
  3. wanted
  4. had been walking
  5. had sold
  6. had won
  7. was raining
  8. opened
  9. had got
  10. used to work
  11. slipped
  12. had already bought
  13. had broken
  14. stayed
  15. sang
  16. opened
  17. were standing
  18. invented
  19. was washing

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