The phone rang in the middle of the night...

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #261 [color=blue]“Irregular Verbs Test (9)”, question 9

The phone in the middle of the night, so Ron jumped out of bed to answer it.

(a) ring
(b) rang
(c) rings

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #261 [color=blue]“Irregular Verbs Test (9)”, answer 9

The phone rang in the middle of the night, so Ron jumped out of bed to answer it.

Correct answer: (b) rang
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The sentence tells that the phone rang in the middle of the night.
So we ose simple past: rang
3 forms are:ring/ rang/ rung