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KEY: verb practice exercise: the past progressive

these are only sample answers: other correct answers are possible



Part One:

(1) While Tom was sleeping, Jane left
.

(2) While Dick was playing tennis, he hurt his leg.

(3) While Mary was watching television, the doorbelll rang.

(4) While Martha was talking to Harry, she suddenly remembered her appointment.

(5) While Jane was getting ready, she heard a strange noise in the kitchen.

(6) While Dick was working in the garden someone stole his car.

or: While Dick was working in the garden his car was stolen.


(7) While Betty was studying English, she fell asleep.

(8) While Barbara was having a shower, her husband came home.

(9) While the soldiers were searching the car, a bomb exploded.

(10) While Phil and Jane were driving to the lake, the sky cleared.

Part Two:

(1) Jane left while Tom was sleeping.

(2) Dick hurt his leg while he was playing tennis.

(3) The doorbell rang while Mary was watching television.

(4) Martha suddenly remembered her appointment, while she was talking to Harry.

(5) Jane heard a strange noise in the kitchen while she was getting ready.

(6) Someone stole Dick’s car while he was working in the garden.

or: Dick’s car was stolen while he was working in the garden.

(7) Betty fell asleep while she was studying English.

(8) Barbara’s husband came home while she was having a shower.

(9) The bomb exploded while the soldiers were searching the car.

(10) The sky cleared while Phil and Jane were driving to the lake.