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