English Exercises > past simple exercises

Past Tense or Past Perfect tense

Downloadable worksheets:
Present Perfect or Past Simple ( B&W and KEY included )
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 3370

The Past Perfect Tense: Use and Form + Practice: Past Simple or Past Perfect? - Inductive Approach
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 1781

IF Clauses (3rd of the SET) - Special Tense Use (2/2) - If + Past perfect + would have... or other modals
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 959

Simple Past or Past Perfect? - An Inductive Approach
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 769

3-Verb-Tense Grammar Quiz (4) - Simple Past, Past Continuous or Present Perfect?
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 501

Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 427


StarWackoPAST TENSE OR PAST PERFECT TENSE  EmbarrassedBig smile

After he   (cook) lunch, they  (eat) it.

After he  (buy) orange juice, he  (drink) it.

Before she  (bake) the birthday cake, she  (buy) flour, sugar and eggs.

After Mary (write) her homework, she  (meet) her friends in the park.

After he (open) the door, he  (see) that the painting was missing.

Before Peter  (drive) home, he  (go) shopping at the new supermarket.

Before Sally  (play) tennis, she  (phone) her friend.

After the children  (do) their homework, they  (watch) TV.

After the president  (enter) the room, he  (answer) the questions.

After the cat  (chase) the mouse, it  (drink) some milk.

After George  (go) to work, thieves  (rob) his house.

Before Brenda (move) to Madrid, she  (sell) her house.

After the boys  (miss) the train, they  (take) a taxi.

Before Julie  (visit) me, I  (send) her an invitation.

After the detective  (got) the telephone call, he  (ask) the police for help.

After Mr Hill  (win) the lottery, he  (buy) a Ferrari and a new computer.

After I  (study) really hard for the test, I  (get) a good mark.

Before she  (play) the piano, she  (write) a letter.

Before they  (go) to the theatre, they  (read) the play.
After he  (leave) her, she  (start) to cry.
Before she  (have) stomach ache, she  (eat) too much soup. Dead