English: Past Tense and Verb Tense Exercise

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Verb Tense Exercise 1 Simple Present / Present Continuous 1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) her kids to football practice. 2. Usually, I (work) as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris. 3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) . 4. Don 't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) . 5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) . 6. I 'm sorry I can 't hear what you (say) because everybody (talk) so loudly. 7. Justin (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished. 8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight? Denise: Oh, I 'm sorry, I can 't. I (go) to a movie tonight…show more content…
A couple of men (argue) over the price of a leather belt. I (walk) over to a man who (sell) fruit and (buy) a banana. 13. The firemen (rescue) the old woman who (be) trapped on the third floor of the burning building. 14. She was so annoying! She (leave, always) her dirty dishes in the sink. I think she (expect, actually) me to do them for her. 15. Samantha (live) in Berlin for more than two years. In fact, she (live) there when the Berlin Wall came down. Verb Tense Exercise 4 Simple Past / Past Continuous Last night, while I was doing my homework, Angela (call) . She said she (call) me on her cell phone from her biology classroom at UCLA. I asked her if she (wait) for class, but she said that the professor was at the front of the hall lecturing while she (talk) to me. I couldn 't believe she (make) a phone call during the lecture. I asked what was going on. She said her biology professor was so boring that several of the students (sleep, actually) in class. Some of the students (talk) about their plans for the weekend and the student next to her (draw) a picture of a horse. When Angela (tell) me she was not satisfied with the class, I (mention) that my biology professor was quite good and (suggest) that she switch to my class. While we were talking, I (hear) her professor yell, "Miss, are you making a phone call?" Suddenly, the line went dead. I (hang) up the phone and went to the kitchen to
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