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. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.2. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.3. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.4. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.5. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.6. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.7. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.8. I (see) you when I was going home.9. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.10. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.11. Paul (break) the window during a football match.12. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.13. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.14. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.15. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.16. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.17. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.18. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.19. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.20. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.