Past continuous use exercises

Practise how to use the past continuous (past progressive) tense. Past continuous + past simple.

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The past continuous allows us to stress that the action in the past had some duration. We often use it together with the past simple. With the online exercises on this page, you can practise using the past continuous in various sentences. They will help you better understand the difference between the past continuous and the past simple. If you are only beginning to learn this verb tense, we suggest starting with the rules and exercises on the formation of the past continuous. Please see the links in the related topics block.