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