1. The police (catch) the thief shortly after the robbery.
2. He (cycle) for hours when he was a kid and he wouldn't feel tired.
3. She (not/ write) until she was 10.
4. We (not/ fix) the central heating, so we had to call the technician.
5. The house was on fire, but he (escape) through the chimney.
6. People (not/travel) abroad under the communist regime.
7. I (study) all day and all night when I was a student.
8. She (not/answer) all the questions, so she failed her exam.