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