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Complete these sentences with the SIMPLE PAST or PAST CONTINUOUS tense of the verbs in parentheses.


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  • 1. 

    1. I ____________ home last night when I saw Elena on the bus.       (WALK)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was walking". This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, which is used to describe an ongoing action in the past. In this case, the speaker is describing an action that was happening in the past (walking), while also mentioning another event (seeing Elena on the bus).

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    2. I ______ to call her when I got home.                                            (TRY)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tried" because it is the past tense form of the verb "try." The sentence suggests that the speaker attempted or made an effort to call her when they arrived home.

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    3. I wanted to know where she _____________.                               (GO)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was going". The question is asking about the past tense of the verb "go" in relation to a specific person (she). Therefore, the correct form is "was going" which indicates an ongoing action in the past.

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    4. She _________ me she was on her way to work.                           (TELL)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "told". In this sentence, the word "told" is the past tense form of the verb "tell". It is used to indicate that someone communicated information to another person.

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    5. She _______________ until nine o’clock then came to meet me.   (WORK)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "worked". The sentence indicates that she performed some kind of work until nine o'clock and then came to meet the speaker. This suggests that she was engaged in some kind of activity or job prior to meeting the speaker.

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    6. I ______________ a donut when she arrived.                                (EAT)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was eating" because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, indicating an ongoing action in the past. The verb "eat" is used in its past continuous form "was eating" to show that the action was happening at the same time as another event (her arrival).

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    7. She __________ a coffee and a muffin.          (ORDER)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ordered". In this sentence, the verb "ordered" is used to show that she requested or requested a coffee and a muffin.

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    8. I _________ her about her new job.                       (ASK)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "asked". In this sentence, the verb "asked" is used to indicate that the speaker inquired or questioned someone about their new job.

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    9. She _____________ costumes for the local theatre.           (MAKE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "made" because the verb "make" is used to indicate the action of creating or producing something. In this context, the sentence is referring to the action of creating costumes for the local theatre, so "made" is the appropriate past tense form of the verb "make".

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    10. A group of them _____________ beads onto a dress.         (SEW)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sewed." In this sentence, the word "them" refers to a group of people. The action they performed is putting beads onto a dress. The verb form "sewed" is the past tense of "sew," which means to join or fasten things together using a needle and thread. Therefore, "sewed" is the appropriate verb form to use in this sentence to indicate that the group of people performed the action of sewing the beads onto the dress.

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    11. She ______________ to study fashion when she was older.    (WANT)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wanted" because it indicates a past desire or intention. The sentence is talking about someone's desire to study fashion in the past when they were older.

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    12. I _______________ my time watching TV in the evenings.   (WASTE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wasted". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "wasted" is the correct past tense form of the verb "waste".

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    13. We _________ at the cafe until ten thirty.                         (STAY)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stayed". This is the past tense form of the verb "stay". It is used to indicate that the action of staying at the cafe occurred in the past.

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    14. While I _________ home, I wondered about Elena’s great job.    (DRIVE)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was driving". This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, indicating an ongoing action in the past. The word "while" suggests that the action of driving was happening at the same time as wondering about Elena's great job. Therefore, "was driving" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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    15. “Maybe I should get a job”, I _________.                         (THINK)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "thought". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their consideration or contemplation about getting a job. The verb "thought" is the past tense form of "think", which accurately reflects the past action of the speaker's thought process.

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