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Need a help from a native speaker of English. Can you fill in this text by using either Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect? You would really help a lot. Thank you
When Craig Myers __________(buy) his restaurant, he got it for a very good price because it _________(be) empty for two years. Nobody ________(want) to buy the place because people said that it had a ghost. The ghost was a lady in a long green dress who ___(be) a singer in the restaurant years before. People said that one night , on her way home from the resaturant, the singer __________(drive) her car off the road, over some cliffs and into the sea below. Nobody had ever seen the singer alive again. People said that they had seen her ghost, but Craig _______________(not believe) in ghosts so he wasn’t worried.
Three months after he ________________(buy) the restaurant, Craig opened it again. He ______(call) it The Green Lady.

The restaurant _______________(be) open for six months when a strange thing happened. It _______(be) a Saturday night. Everybody had left and Craig ______(tidy) up the restaurant. Suddenly he heard a woman singing in the dining room. She _________(sing) a traditional song called ’Greensleeves’. Craig _____(go) into the dining room. The voice was louder there, but the room was empty. Craig ____________(check) the resaturant tape recorder and the radio in the kitchen, but they______(be) both switched off. He couldn’t stop the strange singing but he ______(not feel) very worried.

He _____________(lock) up the restaurant , got into his car and _______(start) to drive home. On the way home, he _______(fall) asleep and crashed his car into a tree.He woke up in hospital. Two police officers ______________(sit) in the room with him.

  • English - Native speakers - ,

    Sure, I can but you'll learn nothing if I do all these for you.

    Here's the last paragraph.
    He locked up the restaurant, got into his car and started to drive home. On the way home, he fell asleep and crashed his car into a tree. He woke up in the hospital. Two police officers sat in the room with him.

    Now it's your turn. If you work on the rest, someone here will give you feedback.

  • English - Native speakers - ,

    but i have the answers. :)
    Can you check them?
    bought, had been, wanted, was, was driving, didn't believe, had bought, called, was, was, tidied, was singing, went, checked, were, didn't feel, locked, started, fell, were sitting

  • English - Native speakers - ,

    Put those verbs into the sentences, and I'll check them for you. Scrolling up and down leads to my making mistakes.

  • English - Native speakers - ,

    Need a help from a native speaker of English. Can you fill in this text by using either Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect? You would really help a lot. Thank you
    When Craig Myers ____bought______(buy) his restaurant, he got it for a very good price because it ____had been_____(be) empty for two years. Nobody __wanted______(want) to buy the place because people said that it had a ghost. The ghost was a lady in a long green dress who _was__(be) a singer in the restaurant years before. People said that one night , on her way home from the resaturant, the singer _____was driving_____(drive) her car off the road, over some cliffs and into the sea below. Nobody had ever seen the singer alive again. People said that they had seen her ghost, but Craig _____didn't believe__________(not believe) in ghosts so he wasn’t worried.
    Three months after he _____had bought___________(buy) the restaurant, Craig opened it again. He _called_____(call) it The Green Lady.

    The restaurant _______was________(be) open for six months when a strange thing happened. It ___was____(be) a Saturday night. Everybody had left and Craig __tidied____(tidy) up the restaurant. Suddenly he heard a woman singing in the dining room. She _was singing________(sing) a traditional song called ’Greensleeves’. Craig _went____(go) into the dining room. The voice was louder there, but the room was empty. Craig ___checked_________(check) the resaturant tape recorder and the radio in the kitchen, but they_were____(be) both switched off. He couldn’t stop the strange singing but he _didn't feel_____(not feel) very worried.

    He ____locked_________(lock) up the restaurant , got into his car and __started_____(start) to drive home. On the way home, he __fell_____(fall) asleep and crashed his car into a tree.He woke up in hospital. Two police officers __were sitting____________(sit) in the room with him.’We need to ask you some questions,’ they said.

  • English - Native speakers - ,

    1. who _was__(be) a singer in the restaurant years before.
    should be "had been" -- here's information about sequence of tenses:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm#sequence
    and
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sequence.htm#modal_sequence


    2. singer _____was driving_____(drive) her car
    should be simply "drove her car..."

    3. restaurant _______was________(be) open
    should be "had been open" -- see links above for proper sequence of tenses

    4. Craig __tidied____(tidy) up the restaurant
    could be either "tidied" or "was tidying" -- I'd choose the 2nd one.

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