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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the correct past tense or used to.

1. We (go) to the same seaside town on holiday every year, and then one my dad (decide) he wanted to go somewhere different.
2. While we (eat) dinner, a woman (come) into the restaurant. I (never/see) her before.
3. After we (get) on the plane, I (watch) a film and then (go) to sleep for an hour.
4. It (rain) when we (get) to the beach, so we (stay) in the car and (read) our books.
5. Dad was angry because some other guests at the hotel (pay) a lot less than us.
6. I (not like) swimming in the sea, but when we (go) to Greece, I (try) it and loved it!
7. I went into the computer lab at lunchtime. Mark (be) there. He (do) some research online.
8. By the time I (get) to the restaurant, my friends (already/arrive).

2 Answer

  • 1. "used to go", "decided"
    2. "ate", "came", "had never seen"
    3. "got", "watched", "went"
    4. "rained", "got", "stayed", "read"
    5. "paid"
    6. "used to not like", "went", "tried"
    7. "was", "did"
    8. "got", "had already arrived"
  • Once we complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets we have:

    1. We used to go to the same seaside town on holiday every year, then one day my dad decided he wanted to go somewhere different.

    2. While we ate (or were eating) dinner, a woman came into the restaurant. I had never seen her before.

    3. After we got on the plane, I watched a film and then went to sleep for an hour.

    4. It was raining when we got to the beach, so we stayed in the car and read our books.

    5. Dad was angry because some other guests at the hotel paid a lot less then us.

    6. I didn't use to like swimming in the sea, but when we went to Greece, I tried it and loved it!

    7. I went into the computer lab at lunchtime. Mark was there. He did some research online.

    8. By the time I got to the restaurant, my friends had already arrived.

    • We use the structure "subject + used to + verb" to talk about habitual actions in the past or simply about states or situations that no longer happen. For example: I used to watch cartoons a lot when I was a kid. Now I prefer documentaries.
    • We use the Simple Past tense to talk about actions that took place at a specific time in the past and that are finished. In this tense, regular verbs are changed by the addition of -d, -ed, or -ied: watch - watched; dance - danced; study - studied. On the other hand, irregular verbs have each their own form: read - read; do - did; go - went; get - got.
    • We use the Past Continuous tense to talk about actions that began and finished in the past while emphasizing that they lasted for a while. The structure is "subject + was/were + verb (with -ing)". For example: I was talking on the phone when Marissa came in.
    • We use the Past Perfect tense to talk about actions that happened at a previous time in the past, before another action took place. The structure is "subject + had + verb (past participle)". Example: I had never tried this desert before Dylan made it for dinner last night.

    In conclusion, for each of the sentences in the question, we must choose the Past tense that will better convey the action.

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