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Using the Verb "To be" Exercise 12

Directions: Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb "To be" in past progressive tense.

Example: My little brother (be) was being so silly last night!

1) Eli (be) nice to me this morning. He opened the door for me and complimented my outfit.

2) My cat (be) weird today. It ran onto the table and jumped out the window!

3) After work we (be) lazy. We watched T.V. for three hours straight.

4) Last night my friends (be) so funny. They were telling jokes and acting silly.

5) Erin (be) mean to me yesterday. She was calling me bad names. I told her to stop.

6) Maria and Tommy (be) very sweet to me last week. Maria gave me flowers on Monday and Tommy bought me a new pencil on Thursday.

7) Alisa (be) very patient this morning. She had to wait two hours in line at the post office and she still didn't get upset.

8) This morning my little brother (be) such a nuisance. He hid my car keys from me. When I asked him where they were he didn't tell me. Finally I found them and went to work. I was late.

9) My dad (be) very generous yesterday. First he gave a homeless man ten dollars. Then he bought another man lunch.

10) I am so tired. Last night I (be) naughty and stayed up until 2:00 in the morning!