Category: English tenses

Past simple.

Put each verb in brackets into the past simple.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.2. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.3. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.4. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.5. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.6. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.7. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.8. I (see) you when I was going home.9. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.10. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.11. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.12. Paul (break) the window during a football match.13. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.14. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.15. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.16. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.17. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.18. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.19. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.20. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.