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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #5723: Simple or progressive preterite
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    Simple or progressive preterite

    Complete with the verbs in the right tense.

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    1. I (read) a book when you came into my bedroom.
    2. Yesterday the journalist (interview) the famous actress while she was sunbathing on a beach.
    3. Christopher Colombus (discover) America in 1492.
    4. In 1890, people (can not) use computers.
    5. This morning the hairdresser (cut) my hair while I was reading a newspaper.
    6. The cat (observe) the fish while it was swimming
    7. Lady Diana (die) in a car accident 9 years ago.
    8. Walt Disney (create) Mickey Mouse in 1928.
    9. The dog barked when it (see) the postman in front of the house.
    10. I dropped a plate when I (hear) the baby scream.

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