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• The Colours in English
• Months and Seasons
• The Days of the Week
• Nationality Words

English Grammar Step by Step: • Contents
• Introduction
• Notes
• Unit 1:  Negative and interrogative sentences
• Unit 2:  Short answers
• Unit 3:  Question tags
• Unit 4:  Questions and exclamations
• Unit 5:  So, neither, nor, either
• Unit 6:  Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel
• Unit 7:  Verb tenses: forms
• Unit 8:  Irregular verbs
• Unit 9:  Verb tenses: uses
• Unit 10:  Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns
• Unit 11: The genitive case
• Unit 12: Singular and plural nouns
• Unit 13: Gender
• Unit 14: A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every
• Unit 15: Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all
• Unit 16: A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty
• Unit 17: Enough, too, so and such
• Unit 18: Comparative and superlative sentences
• Unit 19: The adjective order
• Unit 20: Relative clauses
• Unit 21: Do and make
• Unit 22: Modal verbs
• Unit 23: Infinitives, gerunds and present participles
• Unit 24: Conditional sentences
• Unit 25: Passive sentences
• Unit 26: Reported speech
• Unit 27: Purpose
• Unit 28: Word order
• Unit 29: Inversion
• Unit 30: Connectors
• Unit 31: Prepositions
• Unit 32: Phrasal verbs

Intermediate English Grammar:
• Contents
• Unit 9:  Irregular verbs

English Grammar for Beginners:
• Contents
• Unit 1:  A, an, some any and the
• Unit 2:  Some, any + body/one, + thing, + where
• Unit 3:  Personal pronouns and possessives
• Unit 4:  Reflexive pronouns, the reciprocal pronoun "each other" and object pronouns
• Unit 5:  List of irregular verbs

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The Past Continuous (or Progressive)

Level: Beginners

1. I ... the baby then.

was batheing
were batheing
was bathing
were bathing
were bathed

2. It ... very hard that night, and the wind ... .

was raining, was also blowing
was raining, also was blowing
was rainning, was also blowing
were rainning, was also blowing
was rainning, also was blowing

3. ... coffee when I saw you?

You were drinking
Drinking you
Was you drinking
Were you drinking
You was drinking

4. She ... a novel. She ... a comic book.

wasn't readding, was readding
Was she reading, Was she reading
wasen't reading, wasen't reading
wasen't readding, wasen't readding
wasn't reading, was reading

5. ... to Russia?

Was they not traveling
Wasn't they travelling?
Were they not travelling
Were not they travelling
Were not they traveling

6. It ... dark, and some wolves ... .

were getting dark, was howling
was getting dark, was howling
was geting dark, were howling
were geting dark, were howling
was getting dark, were howling

7. What ... last night at eight o'clock?

was you doing
were you doing
you was doing
you were doing
were you do

8. Margaret ... attention in class. She ... a monster.

was not payying, was drawing
not was paying, was drawing
was not paying, was drawing
were not paying, were drawing
were not payying, were drawing

9. What ... at the wedding?
... a red jacket, and a blue miniskirt.

was she wearing, She was wearing
she was wearing, She was wearing
was she wearing, Was she wearing
was she wearring, She was wearring
she was wearing, Was she wearing

10. We ... from someone who ... us.

were hidding, was following
was hidding, was following
were hiding, were following
were hiding, was following
were hiding, followed


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