Simple Past Tense Worksheet-17

Simple Past Tense Worksheet-17

 

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

Our maid _____ two cups last week.

A. Was broking                             B. Broke

C. Has braked                               D. Has braked

 

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

The dog ____ at the stranger last night.

A. Was barking                             B. Barked

C. Has barked                               D. Is barked

 

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

“Do you want this book?” “No thanks, I ____ it last week.”

A. Read              B. Readed          C. Was read      D. Has read

 

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

“Where is my jacket?” “Mother ____ it in the morning.”

A. Have washed                            B. Has washing

C. Is washing                                 D. Washed

 

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

The tiger _____ four sheep last month.

A. Was killing                                B. Have killed

C. Killed                                          D. Has killing

 

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

“Where is my English textbook?”“Mother ____ in your bag some time back.”

A. Putted            B. Was put        C. Have put       D. Put

 

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

“Where did you keep the apples?” “I ____ them in the bowl on the table.”

A. Was keeping                             B. Keeped

C. Kept                                            D. Am kept

 

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

The Chief Guest ____ loudly and clearly at the function yesterday.

A. Was speaking                           B. Speaked

C. Spoke                                         D. Spoken

 

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

Sheila ____ the theatre late last evening.

A. Was reaching                           B. Reached

C. Has reached                             D. Have reached

 

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

“Was your father free yesterday?” “No, Father _____ home some work last evening.”

A. Brought                                     B. Bought

C. Was bringing                            D. Has brought

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

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

  1. B

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

  1. A

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

  1. D

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

  1. C

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

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Some time back’ suggests the past tense and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – put.

  1. C

Explanation: The question suggests the past tense for the answer and since there is only one action, the correct tense is simple past tense – kept.

  1. C

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

  1. B

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

  1. A

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