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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Past Simple

 
 

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

Example

Choose the past simple sentence.
I drink a cup of coffee every day.
I drank a cup of coffee this morning.
I am drinking a cup of coffee.
I will drink a cup of coffee today.

The correct answer is "I drank a cup of coffee this morning."

 

 
 
1.

Choose the past simple sentence.

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

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Billy telephones his mother every day.
  Billy telephoned his mother today.
  Billy is telephoning his mother right now.
  Billy will telephone his mother today.
     
3.

Choose the past simple sentence.

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

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Jana is taking notes during class.
  Jana took notes during class.
  Jana takes notes during class.
  Jana will take notes during class.
     
5.

Choose the past simple sentence.

  Jordan makes a sandwich for lunch.
  Jordan will make a sandwich for lunch.
  Jordan is making a sandwich for lunch.
  Jordan made a sandwich for lunch.
     
     

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

Example

Present simple sentence:My father bakes a pie every weekend.
My father baked a pie last weekend.
My father baked a pie this weekend.

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

 

6.

Present simple sentence:Helen teaches at a private school.

  Helen is teaching at a private school.
  Helen taught at a private school.
     
7.

Present simple sentence:When does the committee meet?

  When did the committee meet?
  When was the committee meeting?
     
8.

Present simple sentence: Elias reports the weather.

  Elias reported the weather last night.
  Elias reports the weather every night.
     
9.

Present simple sentence:A group of colleagues meets every Friday.

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

Present simple sentence:The girl does not do any homework.

  The girl did not do any homework.
  The girl is not doing any homework.