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Exercices sur le prtrit progressif (= past continuous)

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Mettez les phrases suivantes au prtrit progressif.

!!! Le sens de la phrase change forcment en changeant le temps.


Prtrit simple : action passe ponctuelle simplement mentionne/ Prtrit progressif : action
passe en droulement, situe par rapport une autre action passe.
Exemple : She didnt look at me / She wasnt looking at me.
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It rained very heavily.


We had a cup of tea in the sitting-room.
Dick cut the grass in the back garden.
Mr Smith read a magazine.
Did they watch television?
He didnt do his homework.
Mary played the guitar in her room.
Rpondez aux questions de Sherlock Holmes.

Exemple : What were you doing at 9 yesterday evening ? (watch TV) : I was watching TV.
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What were you all doing at 5 this afternoon? (have tea)


What was Mary doing when the door bell rang? (read a book)
What was the man doing when she opened the door? (call for help)
What was your neighbour doing when you saw him? (run away)
What was the man doing when he died? (try to tell us a name)
What were you doing when I arrived? (wait for the police)
What was Mary doing when I entered the room? (look out of the window)
What was your dog doing in the street? (follow the neighbour)

KEYS :
1 : Mettez les phrases suivantes au prtrit progressif :
1. It was raining very heavily.
2. We were having a cup of tea.
3. Dick was cutting the grass.
4. Mr. Smith was reading a magazine.
5. Were they watching television ?
6. He wasnt doing his homework.
7. Mary was playing the guitar.
2 : Rpondez aux questions de Sherlock Holmes :
1. We were having tea.
2. Mary was reading a book.
3. The man was calling for help.
4. My neighbour was running away.
5. The man was trying to tell us a name.
6. I was waiting for the police.
7. Mary was looking out of the window.
8. My dog was following the neighbour.