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. I (see) you when I was going home.3. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.4. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.5. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.6. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.7. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.8. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.9. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.10. Paul (break) the window during a football match.11. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.12. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.13. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.14. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.15. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.16. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.17. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.18. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.19. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.20. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.