Past Simple Negative Exercise

In this past simple negative exercise with answers you can test your knowledge of the simple past tense. 

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Past Simple Negative Exercise: 

In this past simple exercise, change the positive statements into negative ones. For example:

(She went to Spain) She didn't go to Spain

  1. (She accepted the job) .

  2. (Sofie drew a picture) .

  3. (I got to the party on time) .

  4. (They found out who stole it) .

  5. (She chose her favourite film) .

  6.  (They heard the door closing) .

  7. (I had porridge for breakfast) .

  8. (They knew she had gone)

  9. (The staff wanted a pay rise) .

  10. (The boy lay on the grass) .

  11. (They allowed him to come late) .

  12. (She pointed at the sky) .

  13. (Peter meant to fix the door) .

  14. (We worked hard last year).

  15. (John sold his son’s car) .


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