Past Simple versus Past Continuous 9

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Fill in the correct form of the verbs. Choose between the Past Simple and the Past Continuous.

1. I (to find) this ring as I (to dig) in the garden. I wonder who it (to belong) to.
2. When I (to hear) his knock, I (to go) to the door and (to open) it, but I (not / to recognize) him at first, because I (not / to wear) my glasses.
3. As I (to cross) the road, I (to step) on a banana skin and (to fall)heavily.
4. While I (to walk) down the road, I (to see) Bill.
5. While I (to read) the newspaper, the cat (to jump) on the table.
6. It (to snow) heavily when he (to wake up). He (to remember) that James (to come) for lunch and (to decide) to pick him up at the station.
7. The house next to yours (to be) full of policemen and police dogs yesterday. What (they / to do)?
I (to hear) that they (to look) for drugs.
(they / to find) any?
Yes, I believe one of the dogs (to discover) some cannabis.
8. While I (to think) whether to buy the dress or not, someone else (to come) in and (to buy) it.
9. The dentist’s waiting room was full of people. Some (to read) magazines. A woman (to knit), a child (to play) with a toy car. Suddenly the door (to open) and the nurse (to say): “Next, please.”
10. He (to watch) television when I (to enter) the room.