Simple Past Tense exercises (2/2)
Sentence construction in the Simple Past Tense with a regular verb.
subject + verb + ed + object + adverb of place + adverb of time
E.g. I dusted the shelves in the living-room yesterday.
subject + did + not (didnít) + verb + object + adverb of place + adverb of time
E.g. I did not (didnít) dust the shelves in the living-room yesterday.
(Wh-question) + did + subject + verb + object + adverb of place + adverb of time
E.g. Did you dust the shelves in the living-room yesterday?
†††† When did you dust the shelves in the living-room?
You give short answers to yes-no questions.
Yes, subject +did. Or No, subject + didnít.
E.g. Did you dust the shelves in the living-room yesterday? Yes I did.
No, I didnít.
Task 1 - Rewrite the sentences into the Simple Past Tense. Then write a negative sentence. Look at the example below.
I dust the shelves. I dusted the shelves. I didnít dust the shelves.
1)††††† The dog barks in the garden. . .
2)††††† The flowers bloom in the park. . .
4)††††† Terry brushes her hair. .†.
5)††††† They call him Dick.†. .
6)††††† They carry books in their bags. . .
7)††††† I change my dress. . .
8)††††† The man checks the machines. . .†
9)††††† I close the window.†. .
10)††††† You comb your hair. . .
Task 2 - Rewrite the sentences into the Simple Past. Then write an interrogative sentence. Look at the example below.
I dust the shelves. I dusted the shelves. Did I dust the shelves?
1)††††† Peter dresses in his room. . ?
2)††††† She drops the ball. . ?
3)††††† Mum dusts the shelves. . ?
4)††††† We enter into the room.†. ?
6)††††† The disco finishes at 10 oíclock. . ?
7)††††† Mother and father help me. . ?
8)††††† I†ask for†a new computer. . ?
9)††††† The children jump on the bed. . ?
10)††††† Ben kisses Jane every morning. . ?
Task 3 - Change the following sentences into interrogative then give short answers according to the sign. Look at the examples.
They danced a lot. ū Did they dance a lot? Yes, they did.
She dusted the shelves. ū Did she dust the shelves? No, she didnít.
1)††††† Lots of people smoked cigarettes. †? .
3)††††† You started the car. †? .
5)††††† I stepped on this stone. †? .
6)††††† The car parked in front of the house. †? .
7)††††† Barbara studied Maths. †? .
9)††††† You thanked him for his help. †? .
10)††††† Mandy tidied her room on Saturday afternoons. †? .
11)††††† He travelled a lot. †? .
12)††††† I tried to draw a horse. †? .
Task 4 - Ask questions about the underlined words.
1)††††† We walked to the house. ?
2)††††† She wanted a drink. ?
3)††††† The children washed. ?
4)††††† I counted twelve pens on the table. ?
5)††††† My sister watched TV yesterday. ?
6)††††† I wished you a good day. ?
7)††††† Everybody worked in the field. ?
8)††††† Ben and Jim collected postcards. ?
9)††††† They always waited for the bus. ?
10)††††† She arrived at 7 oíclock. ?
11)††††† We needed a new computer to our flat. ?
12)††††† He turned the right key. ?
13)††††† She typed a letter. ?
14)††††† You used my pen. ?
15)††††† He dropped some litter into the bin. ?