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