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Past simple versus past continuous

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Present perfect or present progressive, present perfect or simple past and present perfect or present perfect continuous + Answer Key
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Past Simple versus Continuous
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Past simple versus continuous (3)
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Past Continuous versus Simple Past : 2 pages of exercises with different degrees of difficulty
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Past simple versus past continuous (2)
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past continuous versus simple past
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    Complete with the correct form of the verb.

1. Mary  (take) a shower when his husband  (arrive).
2. Mark  (call) my name while I (talk) on the phone, so I (not hear) him.
3. Lucy (study) when suddenly her brother (start) to cry.
4. While she (cook), her child (go) outside!
5. I  (not know) that they (play) basketball all morning, I (be) so worried.
6. Why  you   (interrupt) me while I  (explain)? Now, everybody is confused!
7. Kate  (laugh) all evening because Sam  (tell) her a very funny joke.
8. Michael  (swim) when his mother  (come) to tell him the good news.