Simple Past Tense Worksheet-15

Simple Past Tense Worksheet-15

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

My mother ____ a lovely cake last evening.

A. Baking                                        B. Was baking

C. Baked                                         D. Has baked

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

Sunil ___ second in the relay race last month.

A. Was standing                           B. Stand

C. Stands                                        D. Stood

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

The phone ____ while I was studying.

A. Was ringing                              B. Rung

C. Rang                                           D. Has rang

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

The beautiful princess ____ a lovely song while waiting on the balcony.

A. Was sang      B. Sang               C. Is sing            D. Has sang

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

Yesterday, our teacher ____ Sunita for not doing her homework.

A. Was scolding                            B. Scolded

C. Has scolded                              D. Has been scolded

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

On Saturday last, we ____ for a picnic to the new garden.

A. Went              B. Had gone      C. Were going   D. Gone

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

Ram ____ his brother at the station last Sunday.

A. Was meeting                            B. Met

C. Is meeting                                 D. Meets

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb :

Sunita ____ down while running.

A. Is falling                                    B. Was falling

C. Fell                                              D. Fallen

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct past tense form:

“Are you feeling fresh?” “Yes, I _____ during the journey.”

A. Was sleeping                            B. Sleeped

C. Slept                                           D. Am sleeping

 

  1. Fill in the blank with the correct  form of the verb:

“Are you free?” “Yes, I ____ my work two hours ago.”

A. Was finishing                           B. Am finished

C. Finished                                     D. Was finished

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Last evening’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Last month’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – stood.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘While…studying’ suggests the past continuous tense and since the other action happened within that action, the correct tense there is simple past tense – rang.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘While…balcony’ suggests the past continuous tense and since the other action happened within that time, the correct tense there is simple past tense – sang.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Yesterday’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – scolded.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Saturday last’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – went.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Last Sunday’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – met.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘While running’ suggests the past continuous tense and since the other action happened within that time, the correct tense is simple past tense – fell.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘During the journey’ suggests that the journey is over; hence the simple past tense is correct for the single action – slept.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Two hours ago’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – finished.