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Simple Past or Past Progressive

Exercise 5

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

  1. Two days ago, a murder (happen) in Market Street at about seven pm.
  2. Yesterday, Sherlock Holmes (arrive) at the crime scene to investigate.
  3. He (ask) one of the tenants in the house.
  4. »What (do / you) yesterday at seven?«
  5. »I (watch) a football match on TV.«
  6. » (be) you alone?«
  7. »Yes, I (be)
  8. » (hear / you) anything suspicious?«
  9. »Yes, about seven o'clock, two people (argue) in the hallway. But the football match (be) so interesting. So I just (turn) up the telly and then (hear / not) anything anymore.«