Past Simple vs Past Continuous 3

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Rewrite the sentences using the prompts. Use short forms and punctuation marks. You will need to use past simple or past continuous.
1) cut | bread | when | he | cut | his finger.
2) Mark and Emma | travel | on Sunday | I | still | prepare | the party for their arrival.
3) take | the pizza | out of the oven and | place | it | carefully | on the worktop.
4) Jimmy | be | at school | he | constantly | lose | things.
5) have | a shower at the time | so | she | not hear | the doorbell.
6) live | in Amsterdam | I | walk | through the park | every day.
7) you | do | from 9.30 to 10.30 | yesterday morning?
8) try | to open the window | my telephone | ring.
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CORRECT!

My brother was cutting bread when he cut his finger.
(PC) ACTIVITY IN PROGRESS + WHEN + (PS) INTTERUPTED ACTION

INCORRECT!

ACTIVITY IN PROGRESS + INTTERUPTED ACTION

CORRECT!

While Mark and Emma were travelling on Sunday, I was still preparing the party for their arrival.
WHILE + (PC) + (PC) PARALLEL ACTIONS

INCORRECT!

WHILE + PARALLEL ACTIONS

CORRECT!

She took the pizza out of the oven and placed it carefully on the worktop.
(PS) + (PS) A SERIES OF COMPLETED ACTIONS

INCORRECT!

A SERIES OF COMPLETED ACTIONS

CORRECT!

When Jimmy was at school, he was constantly losing things.
(PC) FREQUENTLY REPEATED ACTIONS IN THE PAST

INCORRECT!

FREQUENTLY REPEATED ACTIONS IN THE PAST

CORRECT!

She was having a shower at the time, so she didn't hear the doorbell.
(PC) ACTION IN PROGRESS AT A SPECIFIC POINT + (PS) COMPLETED ACTION

INCORRECT!

ACTION IN PROGRESS AT A SPECIFIC POINT + COMPLETED ACTION

CORRECT!

When I lived in Amsterdam, I walked through the park every day.
(PS) COMPLETED ACTION + (PS) HABITS IN THE PAST

INCORRECT!

COMPLETED ACTION + HABITS IN THE PAST

CORRECT!

What were you doing from 9.30 to 10.30 yesterday morning?
(PC) ACTION IN PROGRESS AT A SPECIFIC POINT

INCORRECT!

ACTION IN PROGRESS AT A SPECIFIC POINT

CORRECT!

As I was trying to open the window, my telephone rang.
AS + (PC) ACTION IN PROGRESS + (PS) INTTERUPTED ACTION

INCORRECT!

AS + ACTION IN PROGRESS + INTTERUPTED ACTION

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