Exercise 40.3: Past: simple/continuous/perfect

Complete the sentence with a suitable verb in the past simple, past continuous or past perfect form from the following choices below.

Example: I ____ in the library when I ____ it ____.
Answer: I was working (past continuous) in the library when I realized (past simple) it had closed. (past perfect)

1. I was late and driving very fast when the police _____ me.

2. I was late because a patient _____ me.

3. The call came just as I _____ the house.

4. The police _____ on a side road to catch speeders.

5. When they _____ me, they drove after me.

Unit 40