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