Regular Forms: Past Simple Tense: Affirmations

Add ed  to the end of most verbs to form the past simple tense:

jump > jumped         lift > lifted          start > started         finish > finished       look > looked

If the verb already has an “e” at the end of the base, just add d  to the end:

arrive > arrived    close > closed     sneeze > sneezed     believe > believed

Now Try this Present Simple Tense quiz!

Use these verbs in the blanks:
exercise
laugh
talk
walk
arrive
1. Yesterday I home from school.
2. On Saturday, we on the phone for more than an hour.
3. Before she to the US, Zahra wanted to learn English.
4. Mario four times last week.
5. The students at the teacher's joke.
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REGULAR FORMS: PAST SIMPLE TENSE: AFFIRMATIONS

Irregular forms:

Irregular Verbs - Simple Past

Exercises:

  1. Edward (go) _____________ for a run before he (eat) ______________ breakfast this morning.
  2. I don’t know if he (be) ____________ sick, but he (cough) ____________ and (sneeze) ____________ three times during our conversation.
  3. The students (finish) _____________ studying, (close) _____________ their books and (put) ____________ away their notebooks.
  4. When Joanne (begin) _____________ to sing, my sister (laugh) _____________ at her.
  5. Steve used to play tennis, but since he (sprain) _____________ his ankle, he hasn’t even tried.
  6. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (think) _____________ that they could make it to the train station on time, but they (be) ____________ mistaken.
  7. Have you seen Mark’s dad?  He (shave) _____________ his beard and now he looks like a turtle.
  8. You (leave) _____________ the window open last night and the thunder storm (wake) _____________ me up.
  9. My aunt (go) _____________ on a business trip to New York last month and (ride) _____________ the subway for the first time in her life.
  10. When Harry and Marge’s plane (land) _____________, they (pick up) _____________ their luggage, (exit) _____________ the airport, (hail) _____________ a cab and (head) _____________ into downtown Los Angeles.
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Audio: Answer Guide (L1 & L2)

  1. Edward (go) ___went_____ for a run before he (eat) _____ate_____ breakfast this morning.
  2. I don’t know if he (be) ___was____ sick, but he (cough) _____coughed_____ and (sneeze) ___sneezed_____ three times during our conversation.
  3. The students (finish) _____finished___ studying, (close) ___closed_____ their books and (put) _____put____ away their notebooks.
  4. When Joanne (begin) _____began____ to sing, my sister (laugh) _____laughed____ at her.
  5. Steve used to play tennis, but since he (sprain) ___sprained____ his ankle, he hasn’t even tried.
  6. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (think) _____thought_____ that they could make it to the train station on time, but they (be) ____were___ mistaken.
  7. Have you seen Mark’s dad?  He (shave) _____shaved_____ his beard and now he looks like a turtle.
  8. You (leave) ____left____ the window open last night and the thunder storm (wake) _____woke___ me up.
  9. My aunt (go) _____went____ on a business trip to New York last month and (ride) ____rode____ the subway for the first time in her life.
  10. When Harry and Marge’s plane (land) ____landed___, they (pick up) ___picked up______ their luggage, (exit) ___exited_____ the airport, (hail) _____hailed___ a cab and (head) _____headed___ into downtown Los Angeles.

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