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Simple Past or Past Progressive

Exercise 4

Put the verbs into the correct tense (Simple Past or Past Progressive).

  1. I (jog) in the park, when two squirrels (cross) my way.
  2. Robert (fall) off the ladder when he (pick) cherries.
  3. Archimedes (discover) the theory of buoyancy while he (take) a bath.
  4. When we (travel) around Ireland, we (meet) some very nice people.
  5. While she (speak) on the phone, the milk (boil) over.
  6. When I (leave) the house this morning, the sun (shine) .
  7. Caroline (burn) her hand when she (iron) her clothes.