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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. I (meet) Kate at the airport.2. Somebody (follow) me.3. I (think) of moving abroad, but eventually I've stayed here.4. I noticed her when she (jog) in the park.5. After the concert finished, I (walk) home.6. We (go) to London three times last month.7. We (wait) there an hour and didn't know what to do.8. She (come) to my room and started shouting at me.9. I was reading a book while Mike (listen) to music.10. TV was on but nobody (watch) it.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. The party was so boring that I (want) to go home from the very beginning.