Learn and practise the past simple tense in PDF books:
PDF book 1: English tenses exercises
PDF book 2: English grammar exercises
PDF book 3: English grammar rules
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Online exercises with answers
Past simple verb to be Practise positive, negative and question forms.
Regular and irregular verbs:
Past simple mixed forms (email) Complete the email with regular and irregular verbs.
Past simple mixed forms (sentences) Complete the sentences with regular and irregular verbs.
- Regular verbs list A list of regular verbs with spelling changes.
- Irregular verbs list The past simple and past participle of irregular verbs.
Affirmative, negative and question forms:
Past simple positive and negative exercise Complete the general knowledge quiz.
Past simple negative exercise Complete the story with the verbs in brackets.
Past simple questions exercise Choose the correct options in short dialogues.
Past simple vs. continuous:
Past simple vs. past continuous exercises Learn the difference.
Past simple PDF exercises with answers
- Complete sentences.
A: Were you hungry? - B: Yes, I ___ a bit hungry.
- Complete a dialogue.
A: When ___ you eighteen years old?
B: I ___ eighteen years old in 2016.
- Make past simple questions.
you | clean | room | the - Did you clean the room?
- Choose correct questions.
Did your students their homework?
Did your students do their homework?
- Correct wrong information in a knowledge quiz.
Columbus discovered America in 1592.
Columbus didn't discover America in 1592.
- Blue Monday.
I ___ (not have) a good day yesterday. I ___ (cannot) stay in bed...
- Complete an email.
How are you doing? I feel miserable, I must admit. Yesterday I ___ (do) my homework, ___ (tidy) my bedroom and...
- Choose a verb to complete sentences.
become, bind, bide, bite
Sam ___ a doctor when he was 26.
My kids ___ their nails as children.
Verb to be (was, were):
Past simple verb to be exercises PDF Practise positive, negative and question forms.
Regular and irregular verbs:
Past simple regular verbs exercises PDF Learn and practise regular forms of the past simple.
Past simple irregular verbs exercises PDF Test your knowledge of irregular forms.
Past simple vs. past continuous exercises PDF Practise the difference.
Past continuous exercises PDF Learn the continuous form.
Past simple passive exercises PDF Practise the passive voice of the past simple.
Past perfect simple exercises PDF Learn how to use the past perfect tense.
Past simple vs. past perfect exercises PDF Compare the past simple with the past perfect.
Past simple vs. present perfect exercises PDF Compare these two tenses.
Mixed tenses exercises PDF Marked revision tests.
More PDF worksheets:
English grammar exercises PDF See all PDF exercises on e-grammar.org.
PDF grammar rules:
Past tenses PDF rules Past simple and past continuous tense.
English tenses PDF Grammar rules with examples on all English tenses.
English grammar PDF All PDF rules on e-grammar.org.
All these materials are written for students and teachers of English as a foreign language. They are suitable for false beginners, elementary and pre-intermediate learners.