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Use the PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE of the verbs in bracket for the following passive sentences.

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Example: During his stay at his uncle's farm, he _____ (force) to feed the pigs.

During his stay at his uncle's farm, he was being forced to feed the pigs.

1. When we arrived at their house we saw that the whole house _____ (rewire).

1. When we arrived at their house we saw that the whole house was being rewired.

2. The ship _____ (unload) when we reached the docks.

2. The ship was being unloaded when we reached the docks.

3. He could not use his car yesterday because it _____ (service).

3. He could not use his car yesterday because it was being serviced.

4. A tiger escaped when it _____ (move) from one zoo to another.

4. A tiger escaped when it was being moved from one zoo to another.

5. A huge crowd gathered at the office when the repossessed houses _____ (resell) at a cheaper rate.

5. A huge crowd gathered at the office when the repossessed houses were being resold at a cheaper rate.

6. When I went past the hall, I noticed that the chairs _____ (arrange) for a film show.

6. When I went past the hall, I noticed that the chairs were being arranged for a film show.

7. One of the workmen said that he saw a crocodile when the pool _____ (drain).

7. One of the workmen said that he saw a crocodile when the pool was being drained.

8. I was living next to that block of flats when it _____ (construct).

8. I was living next to that block of flats when it was being constructed.

9. The storm came while the crops _____ (gather).

9. The storm came while the crops were being gathered.

10. One of the soldiers fainted while the guard of honour _____ (inspect) by a foreign Chief Minister.

10. One of the soldiers fainted while the guard of honour was being inspected by a foreign Chief Minister.

11. Her future _____ (discuss) by her parents while she was away.

11. Her future was being discussed by her parents while she was away.

12. Tony _____ (examine) by a doctor when we arrived to visit him.

12. Tony was being examined by a doctor when we arrived to visit him.

13. The bridge _____ (repair) yesterday so the traffic was diverted.

13. The bridge was being repaired yesterday so the traffic was diverted.

14. We watched with hope and sadness as he _____ (wheel) to the operating theatre.

14. We watched with hope and sadness as he was being wheeled to the operating theatre.

15. She was angry as she felt she _____ (ask) too many personal questions at the job interview.

15. She was angry as she felt she was being asked too many personal questions at the job interview.