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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107278: Past simple
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    Past simple

    Complete the sentences.Use contracted forms when possible.

    English exercise "Past simple" created by eos17 with The test builder
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    1. Yesterday morning my neighbour's dog (bite) the postman.
    2. Georges Sand (write/ not) 'La Mare au diable ' in 1850 but in 1846.
    3. Ten years ago, they (build) a dam on the river.
    4. He (lose) his job then he (fall) into a serious depression.
    5. My father (teach) mathematics until his retirement.
    6. We (live) in Lyon for twenty years.
    7. How long ago (the plane/take off) ?
    8. When they were children, Paul and Mary (become) a pair of inseparable friends.
    9. I (want) to ask you for an appointment.
    10. Look! It (snow) last night! Let's go out and play!

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