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