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Category: English tenses

Past simple - put a verb into a correct form.

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. Peter (give) me a beautiful gift for my name-day.2. Where is your bike son? I needed money so I (sell) it last week.3. The children were so tired that they (sleep) like a log.4. He did the washing-up and (cut) the lawn.5. The lecture was quite interesting, but actually I (not understand) too much.6. I (lend) Kate some money two months ago and haven't got it back yet.7. Although everybody was bored, he (keep) talking.8. During yesterday's clearing I (throw) out many unnecessary things.9. The car you like so much (cost) me an arm and a leg.10. When we were in Greece I (swim) a lot.11. It (take) me a while before I understood why everybody was laughing.12. Were you at Kate's birthday party? Yes, my mother (let) me go.13. When I was 10 Mrs Smith (teach) me how to play the guitar.14. Some years ago this path (lead) to the lake.15. I (eat) so much yesterday that now I can't think about food.