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. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.2. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.3. I (see) you when I was going home.4. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.5. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.6. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.7. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.8. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.9. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.10. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.11. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.12. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.13. Paul (break) the window during a football match.14. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.15. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.16. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.17. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.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. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.