Simple Past Tense Exercises

Simple Past Tense Exercises Simple Past Tense Exercises

 

Past Tense Worksheet

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate past tense form.

1. I ……………….. TV when the lights went out.

a) watched
b) was watching
c) had watched

2. The patient …………………. before the doctor arrived.

a) died
b) had died
c) was dying

3. His father ……………….. last year.

a) died
b) had died
c) was dying

4. Suddenly I realized that I ……………… him before.

a) met
b) had met
c) was meeting

5. I … in the carport when James turned up.Simple Past Tense Exercises

a) worked

b) was working

c) had worked

6. While you were playing I … .

a) worked

b) was working

c) had worked

7. When I … .. the window, the feline bounced out.

an) opened

b) had opened

c) was opening

8. We … in the morning.

a) began

b) were beginning

c) had begun

9. She said that she … .. not come.

a) would

b) willSimple Past Tense Exercises

c) may

10. He inquired as to whether I … . help him.

a) can

b) could

c) may

Answers         (Simple Past Tense Exercises)

1. I was watching TV when the lights went out.

2. The patient had died before the doctor arrived.

3. His father died last year.

4. Suddenly I realized that I had met him before.

5. I was working in the carport when James turned up.

6. While you were playing I was working.

7. When I opened the window, the feline bounced out.

8. We began in the morning.

9. She said that she would not come.

10. He inquired as to whether I could help him.

 

(Simple Past Tense Exercises)

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate past tense form.

1. She …………….. school at fourteen.Simple Past Tense Exercises

a) left
b) was leaving
c) had left

2. I …………………. his letter a week ago.

a) received
b) was receiving
c) had received

3. When I saw him, he ……………… chess.

a) was playing
b) played
c) had played

4. The guests ………………… before he reached home.

a) went
b) had gone
c) were going

5. The train had left before I ……………… the station.

a) reached
b) was reaching
c) had reached

6. I … in the carport when John turned up.

a) worked

b) was working

c) had been working

7. When I opened the entryway, the feline … . out.Simple Past Tense Exercises

a) bounced

b) had bounced

c) was bouncing

8. I … . at the point when the lights went out.

a) was perusing

b) read

c) had perused

9. His dad … . a year ago.

a) kicked the bucket

b) had kicked the bucket

c) was biting the dust

10. Babar … . Rana Sanga in the fight.

a) crushed

b) was overcoming

c) had crushed

Answers      (Simple Past Tense Exercises)

1. She left school at fourteen.

2. I received his letter a week ago.

3. When I saw him, he was playing chess.

4. The guests had gone before he reached home.

5. The train had left before I reached the station.Simple Past Tense Exercises

6. I was working in the carport when John turned up.

7. When I opened the entryway, the feline bounced out.

8. I was perusing when the lights went out.

9. His dad kicked the bucket a year ago.

10. Babar vanquished Rana Sanga in the fight.

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