Past Simple Exercises

Affirmative (Regular Verbs)

In these past simple exercises for regular verbs you can test your knowledge of the simple past tense. 

The exercises on this page and the following pages test:

There are also free downloads of the past simple exercises so you can print them off and also use them in class if you are a teacher. 


Past Simple Tense Exercises

Regular Verbs (d/ed/ied)


Place the correct form of the verb in brackets into the gap.

1. My wife
late yesterday. (to work)
2. She
to pass the test. (to try)
3. My friends
at my house at 7pm. (to arrive)
4. They
last month. (to marry)
5. They
to the zoo. (to walk)
6. The children
at the local park. (to play)
7. John
up the TV to full volume. (to turn)
8. My sister
the broken window. (to fix)
9. He
not to go. (to decide)
10. She
very hard while at university. (to study)
11. He
all the washing up liquid that was left. (to use)
12. The government
to change the law. (to want)
13. He
many things to do. (to have)
14. The teachers
what to do next with the children. (to discuss)
15. The school caretaker’s duties
cutting the grass. (to include)

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