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 (stop) smoking about two years ago.2. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.3. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.4. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.5. I (see) you when I was going home.6. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.7. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.8. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.9. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.10. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.11. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.12. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.13. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.14. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.15. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.16. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.17. Paul (break) the window during a football match.18. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.19. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.20. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.