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 / had fallen; was snoring; turned; woke
  3. ’d just gone / had just gone; was reading; heard; got; didn’t see; went
  4. missed; was standing; realised; ’d left / had left; had; got
  5. met; was walking; ’d been / had been; ’d been playing / had been playing; were going; invited; ’d arranged / had arranged; didn’t have