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Grammar exercises including all past tenses - Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfet Simple, Past Simple

Continuous and Present Perfect Tenses Fill in each blank by putting the verb in (brackets) into the correct past tense . 1 I (see) m first !ase!all game "#en I (li$e) in %e" &or'. ( )o" man pints of !eer (#e*drin') !efore #e .(lea$e) t#e pu!+ , It ..(rain) so "e . (decide) to sta at #ome all afternoon. - . t#e time I ..(lea$e) uni$ersit I .(!e) to /rance fifteen times. 0 1#at ..( ou*do) at t#e time t#e murder "as committed+ 2 1#en "e (get) #ome "e sa" t#at someone .. (!rea') in to steal t#e 343 recorder. 5 )e ..(send) to prison four times !efore #e ..(decide) t#at it "ould !e !etter to go straig#t. 6 I didn7t realise I (lose) m credit cards until I .. (tr ) to pa for dinner at t#e restaurant. 8 I ("rite) an email to m sister "#en s#e .(ring) me. 19 S#e "as so upset ! t#e ne"s t#at s#e (drop) #er tea and(start) cr ing.

Fill in each blank by putting the verb in (brackets) into the correct past tense 1.1# are ou out of !reat#+ (:;:<CIS:) #our. .ecause Ifor t#e last

(. &our lig#t "as on "#en I "al'ed past last nig#t. (C)=T) &es, I ..online to m cousin in =ustralia.

,. &ou>$e reall impro$ed on t#e flute. (P<=CTIS:) a lot latel .

1ell, I #ope so !ecause I .

-. &ou>re not ?ealous of m ot#er friends, are ou+ (S::) @uite a lot of t#em recentl .

%o, !ut ou ..

0. I didn>t "a'e ou up, did I+

(SA::P)

%o, I ..

2. 3id ou @uit our ?o! in t#e end+ (T)I%B) I of doing so for a long time, !ut t#en I decided not to.

5. 1# is our street suc# a mess+ (3IG) t#e s#ould finis# t#is "ee'end.

C#, t#e council . up t#e roads, !ut

Complete the second sentence, using the word in brackets, so that s has similar meaning to the first sentence 1. I started "or'ing at 6 and I "as still "or'ing at 2 in t#e e$ening, "#en ou called. (.::%) 1#en ou called ten #ours.

(. 1e often "ent to t#e seaside "it# our grandparents as c#ildren. (DS:3) Cur grandparents .. to t#e seaside as c#ildren.

,. It>s a!out 5 ears since Aaura started to learn <ussian. (A:=<%I%G) . 5 ears.

Aaura

-. .eing "it# t#e older c#ildren soon stopped !eing frig#tening "#en I "ent to secondar sc#ool. (DS:3) I . t#e older c#ildren "#en I "ent to secondar sc#ool

0. :$er nig#t for t#e past "ee' I #a$e #ad t#e same dream. ( )=4I%G) I .. for a "ee' no".

2. I al"a s disli'ed 'arate lessons !ut no" I>m starting to en?o t#em. (DS:3) I . Barate lessons, !ut no" I>m staring to.

For each sentence, choose the correct tense of the verb. 1. I .. (ta'e) a s#o"er "#en ou called. a) "as ta'ing !) too' c) "as ta'en (. E !rot#er . (#a$e) ne$er !een to :urope until #e "ent t#ere last ear. a) #as !) #ad c) #adn7t ,. 3iane (feel) $er sic' !ut s#e decided to go out an "a . a) "as feeling !) #as !een feeling c) #as felt -. )e (call) #er all nig#t. a) #as called !) call c) "as calling 0. I . ("ant) to go s"imming !ut t#e "ater "as too cold. a) #a$e "anted !) "anted c) am "ant 2. I (!e) a!le to sleep "ell for a "ee' no". a) didn7t "as !) "as not c) #a$en7t !een 5. 1#en I first sa" #er, s#e .. (stand) on t#e !alcon . a) "as standing !) #as stood c) #as !een standing 6. <eall + &ou mo$ed to a ne" apartment+ )o" long . (li$e) t#ere+ a) #a$e ou !een li$ing !) did ou li$e c) did ou li$ing 8. :$er time I see t#at mo$ie, it (ma'e) me cr . a) #as made !) made c) ma'es 19. I . (stop) smo'ing t#ree ears ago. a) #a$e stopped !) #a$e !een stopping c) stopped

For each sentence, choose the correct tense of the verb. 1. I .. (ta'e) a s#o"er "#en ou called. a) "as ta'ing !) too' c) "as ta'en (. E !rot#er . (#a$e) ne$er !een to :urope until #e "ent t#ere last ear. a) #as !) #ad c) #adn7t ,. 3iane (feel) $er sic' !ut s#e decided to go out an "a . a) "as feeling !) #as !een feeling c) #as felt -. )e (call) #er all nig#t. a) #as called !) call c) "as calling 0. I . ("ant) to go s"imming !ut t#e "ater "as too cold. a) #a$e "anted !) "anted c) am "ant 2. I (!e) a!le to sleep "ell for a "ee' no". a) didn7t "as !) "as not c) #a$en7t !een 5. 1#en I first sa" #er, s#e .. (stand) on t#e !alcon . a) "as standing !) #as stood c) #as !een standing 6. <eall + &ou mo$ed to a ne" apartment+ )o" long . (li$e) t#ere+ a) #a$e ou !een li$ing !) did ou li$e c) did ou li$ing 8. :$er time I see t#at mo$ie, it (ma'e) me cr . a) #as made !) made c) ma'es 19. I . (stop) smo'ing t#ree ears ago. a) #a$e stopped !) #a$e !een stopping c) stopped

Teacher's Copy Fill in each blank by putting the verb in (brackets) into the correct past tense . 1 I saw m first !ase!all game "#en I was living in %e" &or'. ( )o" man pints of !eer had he drunk !efore #e left t#e pu!+

, It was raining so "e decided to sta at #ome all afternoon. - . t#e time I left uni$ersit I had been to /rance fifteen times. 0 1#at were you doing at t#e time t#e murder "as committed+ 2 1#en "e got #ome "e sa" t#at someone had broken in to steal t#e 343 recorder. 5 )e had been sent to prison four times !efore #e decided t#at it "ould !e !etter to go straig#t. 6 I didn7t realise I had lost m credit cards until I tried to pa for dinner at t#e restaurant. 8 I was writing an email to m sister "#en s#e rang me. 19 S#e "as so upset ! t#e ne"s t#at s#e dropped #er tea and started cr ing. Fill in each blank by putting the verb in (brackets) into the correct past tense 1. 1# are ou out of !reat#+ (:;:<CIS:) last #our. .ecause I have been exercising for t#e

(. &our lig#t "as on "#en I "al'ed past last nig#t. &es, I was chatting online to m cousin in =ustralia. ,. &ou>$e reall impro$ed on t#e flute. been practising a lot latel . 1ell, I #ope so !ecause I have

-. &ou>re not ?ealous of m ot#er friends, are ou+ %o, !ut ou have been seeing @uite a lot of t#em recentl . 0. I didn>t "a'e ou up, did I+ %o, I wasn t sleeping

2. 3id ou @uit our ?o! in t#e end+ I had been thinking of doing so for a long time, !ut t#en I decided not to. 5. 1# is our street suc# a mess+ C#, t#e council has been digging. up t#e roads, !ut t#e s#ould finis# t#is "ee'end. Complete the second sentence, using the word in brackets, so that s has similar meaning to the first sentence 1. I started "or'ing at 6 and I "as still "or'ing at 2 in t#e e$ening, "#en ou called. (.::%) 1#en ou called I had been working for ten #ours.

(. 1e often "ent to t#e seaside "it# our grandparents as c#ildren. Cur grandparents used to take us to t#e seaside as c#ildren. ,. It>s a!out 5 ears since Aaura started to learn <ussian. (A:=<%I%G) been learning it for 5 ears. Aaura has

-. .eing "it# t#e older c#ildren soon stopped !eing frig#tening "#en I "ent to secondar sc#ool. (DS:3) ! got used to being with the older children when ! went to secondary school" 0. :$er nig#t for t#e past "ee' I #a$e #ad t#e same dream. I have been having t#e same dream for a "ee' no". 2. I al"a s disli'ed 'arate lessons !ut no" I>m starting to en?o t#em. I used to dislike Barate lessons, !ut no" I>m staring to.

For each sentence, choose the correct tense of the verb. 1. I .. (ta'e) a s#o"er "#en ou called. a) was taking !) too' c) "as ta'en (. E !rot#er . (#a$e) ne$er !een to :urope until #e "ent t#ere last ear. a) #as b) had c) #adn7t ,. 3iane (feel) $er sic' !ut s#e decided to go out an "a . a) was feeling !) #as !een feeling c) #as felt -. )e (call) #er all nig#t. a) #as called !) call c) was calling 0. I . ("ant) to go s"imming !ut t#e "ater "as too cold. a) #a$e "anted b) wanted c) am "ant 2. I (!e) a!le to sleep "ell for a "ee' no". a) didn7t "as !) "as not c) haven't been 5. 1#en I first sa" #er, s#e .. (stand) on t#e !alcon . a) was standing !) #as stood c) #as !een standing

6. <eall + &ou mo$ed to a ne" apartment+ )o" long . (li$e) t#ere+ a) have you been living !) did ou li$e c) did ou li$ing 8. :$er time I see t#at mo$ie, it (ma'e) me cr . a) #as made !) made c) makes 19. I . (stop) smo'ing t#ree ears ago. a) #a$e stopped !) #a$e !een stopping c) stopped