The Simple Past Tense: Exercise 1

By | February 14, 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 ‘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 is so quiet today.
3. The chair is clean now.
4. Budi is sick today.
5. Sara is absent today.
6. The children are hungry now.
7. The baby is thirsty now.
8. The house is dirty today.
9. The stadium is so crowded today.
10. I am so tired now.
11. My brother is sleepy now.
12. Rita is worried about the test today.
13. My sister is dizzy right now.
14. My father is so busy today.
15. Tania is upset now.

Instruction: Put each of the following sentences into the simple past tense. After that, make the sentence into an interrogative and negative one. Use ‘last year’ as the time signal.

Example:

Hari is an engineer.

a. Hari was an engineer last year.
b. Was Hari an engineer last year?
c. Hari was not an engineer last year.

1. My sister is a teacher.
2. George is a student.
3. The women are nurses.
4. Nadia is a lawyer.
5. My uncle is a mechanic.
6. The girls are hairdressers.
7. My mom is a doctor.
8. I am a lecturer.
9. Joko is a waiter.
10. Budi is a shop owner.

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:

The picture is on the wall.

a. The picture was on the wall yesterday.
b. Was the picture on the wall yesterday?
c. The picture was not on the wall.

1. My sister is at the hospital.
2. Riana is in her room.
3. The girls are in the town hall.
4. Rina is in thee living room.
5. The students are in the physics laboratory.
6. The books are on the table.
7. The letter is inside the mail box.
8. The pencils are in my bag.
9. The picture is beside the calendar.
10. Nina is in the meeting room.

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