Simple Past - Exercises

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Exercises

Type in the verbs in the Simple Past.

  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)

Complete the sentences in the negative form.

  1. I phoned Lucy last night. → I Lucy last night.did + not + verb in the basic form
  2. You tidied up your room. → You up your room.did + not + verb in the basic form
  3. Olivia became an actress. → Olivia an actress.did + not + verb in the basic form
  4. We found the treasure. → We the treasure.did + not + verb in the basic form
  5. He spoke Spanish. → He Spanish.did + not + verb in the basic form

Construct questions.

  1. (you/dance)  at the party last night?Did + subject + verb in the basic form
  2. (she/do)  her homework?Did + subject + verb in the basic form
  3. (Robert/work)  at the post office?Did + subject + verb in the basic form
  4. (they/help)  you with the washing-up?Did + subject + verb in the basic form
  5. When (I/say)  that?Did + subject + verb in the basic form