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Change the irregular verbs in the boxes below to the simple past tense. click the question marks to check your work.

     When the big clock   to chime and the guards   open the doors, all the applicants   into the lobby and   along the corridors, clutching their official forms. They   different paths to the second floor: some   up the dingy marble steps, and others   the creaky elevators. When they   it upstairs, they   in orderly lines and wait. They   off boredom in various ways; some   crossword puzzles, some start conversations, some   letters, and some   magazines. A few   nothing to do, and just stare at the walls. At last, they all smile as they   the lines move forward.

See the whole paragraph in the past tense.


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