Past Simple Exercises


In these past simple exercises with answers 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)

  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 got last month  (to marry)

  5. They to the zoo (to walk)

  6. The children at the local park (to play)

  7. They up the TV up 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. They all the salt here already (to use)

  12. The government to change the law (to want)

  13. He many things to do (to have)

  14. The countries what to do next (to discuss)

  15. The school caretaker’s duties cutting the grass (to include) 


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