Put the verb in brackets into the past continuous.
The murder happened on Sunday afternoon. A detective is investigating it. Eleven people were in the house. They all answered what they were doing on Sunday afternoon. After that, the detective arrested the criminal. Who was the murderer? Can you guess?
(read) Mrs Smith a book in the sitting room.
(cook) The cook breakfast.
(polish) The butler the silver.
(wash) The kitchen maid the dishes.
(water) The gardener flowers in the greenhouse.
(play) Mrs Charleston and Mrs Bailey cards with each other.
(change) The housemaid the bed linen.
(smoke) Mr Charleston a pipe.
(write) Mr Bailey letters in the cabinet.
(sleep) The valet in his room.
was/were + -ing