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. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.3. Paul (break) the window during a football match.4. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.5. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.6. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.7. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.8. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.9. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.10. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.11. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.12. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.13. I (see) you when I was going home.14. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.15. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.16. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.17. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.18. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.19. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.20. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.