Try a quiz here. 1. ‘My father was always taking us for long walks.’ This is … an irregular habit. a regular habit.Question 1 of 8 Loading… 2. We often use the past continuous for … the action in a story. the background in a story.Question 2 of 8 Loading… 3. ‘When we arrived, she made tea’. When did she start making tea? Just after we arrived. Before we arrived.Question 3 of 8 Loading… 4. ‘When we arrived, she was making tea’. When did she start making tea? Before we arrived. Just after we arrived.Question 4 of 8 Loading… 5. We can use the past continuous to talk about … something that we see as whole and complete. something that is changing.Question 5 of 8 Loading… 6. We use the past continuous to … focus on duration (the idea that something lasted for a period of time). not mention duration.Question 6 of 8 Loading… 7. We use the past continuous to talk about actions that … follow other actions in a sequence. overlap other actions.Question 7 of 8 Loading… 8. ‘I cleaned while she tidied’ and ‘I was cleaning while she was tidying’ … have more or less the same meaning. have very different meanings.Question 8 of 8 Loading… Loading… Go to the next Terrific Tenses lesson here.