See also Online Exercises below.
- Choose the correct tense.
As the stranger came | was coming to the station, a car stopped | was stopping behind him.
- Find mistakes and correct them.
I was doing my homework first and then I had a rest.
While daddy didn't look, Susan put his key in her pocket.
- Read sentences and make questions to get more details.
When I met him, he was talking on the telephone.
Who ___ to? (he | talk)
The company wanted to finish this house last week.
And when ___ it? (they | start)
- Make these sentences negative.
She lost her purse.
She ___ her purse.
- Part A: Complete a crime story:
Every day James Lullaby travels to London. Yesterday he ___ (drive) his car, when he ___ (see) a dog in the middle of the road.
- Part B: Make negative sentences:
James heard a dog on the road.
No, he ___ a dog on the road.
It was getting dark at 7.
No, it ___ dark at 7.
- Part C: Make policeman's questions:
Policeman: ___ ? (what/do/yesterday at 8 o'clock)
James: I was driving to work.
Policeman: ___ ? (what time/meet/the dog)
James: I saw him at about 8.30.
More PDF worksheets:
Past simple exercises PDF positive, negative and question forms + irregular verbs
Past continuous exercises PDF positive, negative and question forms
Past simple + Past continuous online exercises with answers and grammar rules
PDF grammar rules:
English tenses PDF Grammar rules on all English tenses.
All these exercises are written for elementary - intermediate students of English as a foreign language.