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