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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #19: Preterite
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    Past Simple (Preterite)


    Main use: past action (dated and definite)

    Did they play football yesterday?
    >> Yes, they played football yesterday.
    = Yes, they did.

    >> No, they didn't play football.
    = No, they didn't.

    Did they win yesterday?
    >> Yes, they won.
    = Yes, they did.

    No, they didn't win yesterday.
    = No, they didn't.

    Conjugate the verbs between brackets. Use the preterite.

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    1. (you/go) to London yesterday?

    2. Yes, I (short answer):

    3. I (take) the Eurostar

    4. and I (arrive) at Waterloo Station.

    5. I (meet) old friends there.

    6. They (be) all very happy to see me.

    7. I (visit) the town with them.

    8. I even (see) King Charles!

    9. I (go) to Buckingham Palace too!

    10. It (be) a wonderful journey!

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