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