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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. I (meet) my English teacher some days ago, but she didn't recognise me.2. He (pass) his driving test only two weeks ago and yesterday he had a crash.3. Have you seen this film? Yes, I (watch) it yesterday.4. Unfortunately, you (fail) the entrance exam.5. She (not like) football some years ago but now she watches all the games in TV.6. She (thank) me for the present and invited me for a party.7. The Radiohead's concert (be) a really great event.8. I (stop) smoking about two years ago.9. I (tell) you that it's not a good idea, but you didn't want to listen my advice.10. He (ask) me to help with the washing-up.11. My grandfather (die) at the age of 80.12. While Kate was playing in her room, her cat (jump) out of the window.13. At first I (not want) to buy a dog, but now I'm glad we have such a nice puppy.14. My dad (come) home very late yesterday.15. I (try) to give up smoking some week ago, but I can't live without cigarettes.16. I (see) you when I was going home.17. Paul (break) the window during a football match.18. Have you heard that? She (say) she like me.19. Yesterday I (finish) my classes 2 hours earlier than usual.20. When I (leave) the house, it started raining.