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PAST SIMPLE OR PAST CONTINUOUS?

 1. David  (shave) when his wife  (come) home yesterday.

 2. The Claytons  (celebrate) a birthday party when I  (phone) last Friday. Susan  (record) everything with her camcorder and everybody  (have) fun.
 3. When the earthquake  (destroy) their house, the Claytons  (shop) in town. Luckily, they  (sleep) or watching TV at home.
 
 4. While Tom and Sally  (go) to school, their little sister  (sleep) peacefully in her bed. She was with the flu.
 
 5. When the party  (start), people  (dance) and  (laugh). Everyone  (drink) and having a good time.
 
 6. As soon as I  (see) the burglar breaking into my neighbour's house, I  (call) the police.
 
 7. The chef  (cook) a delicious meal when the guests  (start) to arrive.
 
 8. The man  (talk) on the phone when he  (crash) against the other car. On the other hand, the woman  (put on) some make-up when the accident  (happen).
 
 9. Mike  (hear) an unexpected sound downstairs and he immediately  (get up) and  (go) to check that everything was alright.
 
 10. Diana  (kiss) her boyfriend when her parents  (come back) home from the theatre.
 
 

 

       


 

 

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