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