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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #81110: Simple past tense
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    Simple past tense

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    English exercise "Simple past tense" created by sreedhar with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from sreedhar]
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    1. The wicked dog (bite) the poor kid twice.

    2. He (choose) a job for himself that he loved a lot.

    3. The youth (drive) his bike very fast indeed and caused an accident.

    4. The poor child had no proper warm clothing to wear and almost (freeze) in the cold.

    5. I (mistake) him for my cousin. They are both so alike in appearance.

    6. Though very young, the two boys (swear) to remain very good friends all their lives.

    7. He (lie) in bed for hours together. He was that tired.

    8. My friend (refuse) to lend me books most surprisingly.

    9. The hunter (shoot) the deer dead when it was feeding its fawn. How wicked of him!

    10. I was paid very well for my hard work. This (give) me a lot of satisfaction.

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