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