Cover of the textbook English Grammar in Use

The key answer of exercise 5

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Additional exercises for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


Put the verb into the correct form: past simple (I did), past continuous (I was doing), past perfect (I had done) or past perfect continuous (I had been doing).


  1. went; got; was already waiting; had arrived
  2. was lying; wasn’t watching; 'd fallen; was snoring; turned; woke
  3. 'd just gone; was reading; heard; got; didn’t see; went
  4. missed; was standing; realised; 'd left; had; got
  5. met; was walking; 'd been; 'd been playing; were going; invited; 'd arranged; didn’t have