Category Archives: The Simple Past Tense

Tense Review Exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

The Simple Past Tense: Exercise 1

Instruction: Put each of the following sentences into the simple past tense. After that, make the sentence into an interrogative and negative one. Use ‘yesterday’ as the time signal. Example: Maria is budy today. a. Maria was busy yesterday. b. Was Maria busy yesterday? c. Maria was not busy yesterday. 1. Lisa is happy today. 2. The room… Read More »