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