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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #71813: Past simple or continuous
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    Past simple or continuous

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    1. When I (come) there, Maria and John were dancing.

    2. Later, Maria and John (sing) and others were dancing.

    3. What were they doing when I (phone) ?

    4. Maria (have/lunch) when the telephone rang.

    5. John (have) his breakfast when the postman arrived.

    6. Their parents were sleeping when the postman (arrive).

    7. Maria and John were eating and the parents (drink).

    8. When Lucy came, Maria and her mother (swim) in the swimming pool.

    9. Lucy and Maria were speaking, when John (go) away.

    10. His parents were watching TV, when John (leave) home.

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