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