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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Past Simple

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of the past simple.

Example

Choose the past simple sentence.

I walk to work every day.
I walked to work this morning.
I am walking to work.
I will walk to work today.

The correct answer is "I walked to work this morning."



1.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  I started piano lessons last week.
  I start piano lessons this week.
  I am starting piano lessons next week.
  I will start piano lesson in a week.
     
2.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Byron telephones the bank every day.
  Byron telephoned the bank today.
  Byron is telephoning the bank right now.
  Byron will telephone the bank today.
     
3.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  We will visit our parents tomorrow.
  We are visiting our parents next week.
  We visited our parents two weeks ago.
  We visit our parents two times a year.
     
4.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Judy is taking pictures of the students.
  Judy took pictures of the students.
  Judy takes pictures of the students.
  Judy will take pictures of the students.
     
5.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Jordan opens a can of soup for lunch.
  Jordan will open a can of soup for lunch.
  Jordan is opening a can of soup for lunch.
  Jordan opened a can of soup for lunch.
     

Choose the correct past simple sentence for the following present simple sentences.

Example

My father bakes a cake every weekend. (Present simple sentence)

My father baked a cake last weekend.
My father is baking a cake this weekend.

The correct answer is "My father baked a cake last weekend."

     
6.

Heather works at a private school.

  Heather is working at a private school.
  Heather worked at a private school.
     
7.

When do the students meet?

  When did the students meet?
  When were the students meeting?
     
8.

Elinor reports news.

  Elinor reported news last night.
  Elinor reports news every night.
     
9.

A group of my friends meets every Friday.

  A group of friends is meeting this Friday.
  A group of friends met last Friday.
     
10.

The girl does not deliver the paper.

  The girl did not deliver the paper.
  The girl did not delivered the paper.