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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #89465: Past simple
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    Past simple

    Complete with the past simple (irregular forms only).

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    1. On 24 October 1929, an international crisis (arise) because of a stock market crash on Wall Street.

    2. I stepped on the icy stairs and my feet (slide) out from beneath me.

    3. I (creep) up the stairs to keep from waking my parents.

    4. The students (daydream) while the mathematics professor was explaining a difficult theorem.

    5. In 1974, meteorologists (forecast) a drought in Europe.

    6. The court (uphold) the verdict.

    7. That dog (tread) on my flowerbed again yesterday! I am really fed up with it!

    8. People in the street (weep) with joy when the verdict was read.

    9. The gardener (dig) a hole with a shovel to sow his tomatoes and his gherkins.

    10. The ground (shake) violently when the earthquake struck.

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