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Simple Past or Past Progressive

Exercise 2

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

  1. The receptionist (welcome) the guests and (ask) them to fill in the form.
  2. The car (break) down and we (have) to walk home.
  3. The boys (swim) while the girls (sunbathe) .
  4. My father (come) in, (look) around and (tell) me to tidy up my room.
  5. As long as one group (prepare) dinner, the others (collect) wood for their campfire.
  6. While the parents (have) breakfast, their children (run) about.
  7. Martha (turn) off the lights and (go) to bed.