Category Archives: The Simple Past Tense

The Past Perfect Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | March 6, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the past perfect tense or the simple past tense. 1. Last night Maria (read) … a very good novel. 2. I (read) … the novel before she (read) … it last night. 3. A burglar (steal) … my bike last night. 4. I am sure that the burglar (plan) … to steal… Read More »

Tense Review Exercise

By | March 1, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, or the past perfect tense. 1. Last night we (go) … to a rock concert. We (enjoy) … the show. While they (perform) … on… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense vs The Simple Past Tense: Exercise

By | February 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets into the past continuos tense or the simple past tense. 1. Susana (start) … to study for an English test at 6 PM. She (finished) … studying at 8 PM. That means at 7.30 PM she (still, study) … . 2. Yesterday morning, Joko (repair) … his motorbike engine for two… Read More »

Tense Review Exercise

By | February 18, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should put each verb in the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, or the simple past tense. 1. Rina is in her room, studying. She (study) … for tomorrow’s history test. Rina is a smart student. She (study) … for at least 2 hours… Read More »

The Simple Past Tense vs the Present Perfect Tense: Exercise

By | February 17, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense or the simple past tense for each verb. 1. A: Why don’t you call your dad and tell him about your problem? B: I (call) … him already. In fact, I (call) … him last night. 2. A: Let’s go to the movies. B: I’d love to, but… Read More »

The Simple Past Tense vs The Simple Present Tense: Exercise

By | February 17, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether to use the simple present tense or the simple past tense for each verb. 1. The girl (visit) … me very often. She (visit) … me again last night. 2. Marina (go) … to school by bus every morning. This morning she (go) … to school by car. 3. David often (ask) … questions in… Read More »

The Simple Past Tense: Exercise 2

By | February 15, 2015

Instruction: Put each of the following sentences into the simple past tense. After that, make the sentence into an interrogative and negative one. Use a suitable time signal to indicate past time. Example: Ana goes to the movies once a week. a. Ana went to the movies last night. b. Did Ana go to the movies last night?… Read More »