Class 9 Interact with English Workbook Solutions | Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense Exercise

Interact with English Workbook Unit 1 Solutions – Verb forms

Exercise 5

There was a burglary in your neighbourhood. You saw something suspicious. Tell the police officer all about it by filling in the blanks by choosing the correct forms of the words from the options given below.

It (a) ……………… last night. I (b) ………………. TV. I (c) …………………a little restless. I (d) …………………. to the window and was looking out when I (e) ……………… that Mr. Sharma, my neighbour (f) ………………. near the door. I thought he had gone to shut it. I also (g) ………………. Mrs. Sharma walking up and down in her garden. Then I heard Mr Sharma calling his wife to come in. I (h) ……………. back to my table and opened my book. I (i) ……………….. when I heard a thud and a scream. I (j) ………………… out of the house and saw a man in a black coat and hat running towards the gate. Mr and Mrs Sharma (k) ……………… in the street. I saw a car speeding away with the burglar.

(a) i) raining; ii) was raining; iii) were raining; iv) rained

(b) i) were watching; ii) watched; iii) was watching; iv) watching

(c) i) has felt; ii) felt; iii) was feeling; iv) feel

(d) i) had gone; ii) went; iii) was going; iv) gone

(e) i) noticing; ii) was noticing; iii) were noticing; iv) noticed

(f) i) stood; ii) were standing; iii) was standing; iv) were stood

(g) i) seeing; ii) saw; iii) was seeing; iv) seen

(h) i) had come; ii) was coming; iii) came; iv) were came

(i) i) had read; ii) was reading; iii) were reading; iv) read

(j) i) rushed; ii) was rushing; iii) were rushed; iv) rushing

(k) i) had screamed; ii) was screaming; iii) screamed; iv) were screaming

Solution

It (a) was raining last night. I (b) was watching TV. I (c) was feeling a little restless. I (d) went to the window and was looking out when I (e) noticed that Mr. Sharma, my neighbour (f) was standing near the door. I thought he had gone to shut it. I also (g) saw Mrs. Sharma walking up and down in her garden. Then I heard Mr. Sharma calling his wife to come in. I (h) came back to my table and opened my book. I (i) was reading when I heard a thud and a scream. I (j) rushed out of the house and saw a man in a black coat and hat running towards the gate. Mr. and Mrs. Sharma (k) were screaming in the street. I saw a car speeding away with the burglar.

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