Simple Past – Free Exercise

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Complete the sentences with the simple past of the verbs in brackets.

  1. William (visit)   his grandparents last weekend.regular verb → add ed
  2. Jane (arrive)   an hour ago.regular verb that ends in e → add a d
  3. We (go)   to Bob's birthday party yesterday.irregular verb, 2nd verb form (go-went-gone)
  4. I (be)   on holiday last week.irregular verb, 2nd verb form (be-was/were-been)|for I/he/she/it we use was
  5. She (see)   fire.irregular verb, 2nd verb form (see-saw-seen)

Make the sentences negative.

Tom painted the kitchen. → Tom didn’t paint the kitchen.
  1. I phoned Lucy last night. → I   Lucy last night.didn’t + infinitive
  2. You cleaned your room. → You   your room.didn’t + infinitive
  3. Olivia worked as an actress. → Olivia   as an actress.didn’t + infinitive
  4. We looked for the treasure. → We   for the treasure.didn’t + infinitive
  5. He spoke Spanish. → He   Spanish.didn’t + infinitive

Make simple past questions using the words in brackets.

(you/like) ………………… avocados? → Do you like avocados?
  1. (you/dance)   at the party last night?did + subject + infinitive
  2. (she/do)   her homework?did + subject + infinitive
  3. (Robert/work)   at the post office?did + subject + infinitive
  4. (they/help)   you with the washing-up?did + subject + infinitive
  5. When (I/say)   that?question word + did + subject + infinitive