Category: English tenses

Past simple or past continuous?

Put each verb in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous.

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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. We (go) to London three times last month.2. I noticed her when she (jog) in the park.3. I (meet) Kate at the airport.4. I have a terrible headache. What (we do) last night?5. We (wait) there an hour and didn't know what to do.6. Paul, Martha (phone) you three times last evening.7. After the concert finished, I (walk) home.8. The party was so boring that I (want) to go home from the very beginning.9. I (think) of moving abroad, but eventually I've stayed here.10. TV was on but nobody (watch) it.11. I was reading a book while Mike (listen) to music.12. She (leave) the room and went outside.13. Somebody (follow) me.14. She (come) to my room and started shouting at me.15. The soup you (prepare) tastes very good.