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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108410: Past Simple or Continuous
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    Past Simple or Continuous

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    1. Yesterday, Emma (to play) football with her friends when she heard a loud scream.

    2. John's brother (to stop) teaching two years ago due to his serious illness.

    3. Dan (to do) the dishes when his mother asked him to bring her the newspaper from upstairs.

    4. My grandfather (to spend) the last twenty years working as a bus driver before he retired a month ago.

    5. The hardworking student (to revise) his lessons while the lazy student was watching TV.

    6. I (to step) upon my brother's phone and broke it . So, I have to have a part time job so as to buy him a new one.

    7. I am sorry, I could not answer your email because I (to study) when you sent it.

    8. The teacher (to ask) his students to bring the assignments in due time.

    9. I (to travel) to Paris last year and I took many pictures of its famous places.

    10. Communication (to be) hard before the invention of mobile phones.

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