Simple past tense worksheet

November 4, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using the simple past tense form of the verb.

1. I ……………………………………. him yesterday.

a) saw

b) was seeing

c) had seen

2. I …………………………………. his letter yesterday.

a) received

b) was receiving

c) had received

3. She ………………………………….. school last year.

a) will leave

b) leave

c) left

4. Last night I ……………………………………….. sleep well.

a) don’t

b) didn’t

c) hadn’t

5. He ………………………………………. asleep while he was driving.

a) fell

b) falls

c) was falling

6. I …………………………………… a new bicycle last week.

a) bought

b) had bought

c) have bought

7. We …………………………………….. our breakfast half an hour ago.

a) finished

b) have finished

c) had finished

8. When I was in the US, I ……………………………………….. Chicago, Boston and California.

a) visited

b) was visiting

c) would visit

9. I ……………………………………….. an old classmate of mine at the library.

a) saw

b) was seeing

c) had seen

10. She ………………………………………… that she would not go.

a) says

b) said

c) had said

Answers

1. I saw him yesterday.

2. I received his letter yesterday.

3. She left school last year.

4. Last night, I didn’t sleep well.

5. He fell asleep while he was driving.

6. I bought a new bicycle yesterday.

7. We finished our breakfast half an hour ago.

8. When I was in the US, I visited Boston, Chicago and California.

9. I saw an old classmate of mine at the library.

10. She said that she would not go.

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