Past Forms in English Quiz

Do you understand the use of past verb forms in English?

1. They _____ while I was cooking dinner.

2. There was no food left when I returned. They _____ everything!

3. If she had visited us last summer, she _____ the hikes in the mountains.

4. I _____ the bags before we left on holiday.

5. She told me she was flying to Chicago last week. She _____ in her hotel room last night.

6. If he _____ the window he would repair it.

7. By the time the presentation began, they _____ their discussion.

8. If I _____ you, I would finish my homework!

9. She is very intelligent. She _____ that!

11. I lit the fire at four and it ______ brightly when Lisa arrived.

12. I was reading the letter when the wind ______ it out of my hands.

13. Jack ______ the report by the time it was due.

14. They _____ an argument when I arrived to celebrate Pete's birthday.

15. I'm not sure where Jack was yesterday. He ______ visiting Tom.

16. If Hank _____ you were going to come, he would have made sure to be there.

17. I found this gold coin while I _____ in the garden!

18. _____ the dog before they left on vacation?

19. He said he _____ yesterday.

20. He ______ get up so early when he lived in Los Angeles.

Past Forms in English Quiz

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Congratulations! You know your past tenses inside and out. Keep learning English and you'll be fluent very soon. Here are some resources to keep you learning.

Past Forms in English Quiz

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 You've learned a lot, but there are still some more past tenses that you need to understand. Use the resources and keep on learning. 

Past Forms in English Quiz

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 Tenses are difficult in English. Don't worry! Keep studying the past, present and future as well as other forms such as the conditional and reported speech.