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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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