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