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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. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.2. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.3. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.4. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.5. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.6. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.7. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.8. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.9. Paul (break) the window during a football match.10. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.11. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.12. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.13. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.14. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.15. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.16. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.17. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.18. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.19. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.20. I (see) you when I was going home.