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Daniel while I. Past Tense Simple is used to describe actions that happened in the Past. Use Simple Past or the Past Progressive.
Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Mustafa Cam. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. Past Simple and Past ContinuousThe past simple is used:For an action that started and ended in the past.
For a repeated action in the past. The past continuous tense is used:When talking about TWO actions in the past; one continues for a period, and the other starts and ends past simple. These sentences usually use while or when. To talk about TWO actions in the past, both happening over a period.
Read the story and answer the following questions. Anderson planned to have a delicious dinner. She bought a T-bone steak and some cream and apples for an apple pie. When she came home from the shops she put her shopping on the table. While she was setting the table, her two pets sat underneath it and watched her. Then she went to the kitchen to make the pastry for the pie.
She was a little forgetful so she didn't realize the steak, cream and apples were still on the table. While she was making the pastry, the dog jumped on a chair and looked longingly at the steak. At last it took the steak in its mouth and jumped off the chair, just as Mrs. Anderson was coming back into the dining room. Anderson screamed, but the dog ran into the garden. She ran after the dog.
While she was chasing the dog, the cat jumped on the table and started drinking the cream. Anderson didn't manage to catch the dog, and she came back into the dining room. When she saw the cat, she shrieked, and the cat got such a fright that it jumped a meter into the air, and leapt out the window.
Anderson threw her broom at the cat, but she missed, and broke the window. At the same time she overbalanced and put her hand in the cream, spilling it all over the tablecloth. Poor Mrs. Anderson -she had no dinner, only a dirty tablecloth and a broken window.
Glossary: set the table -put knives and forks, plates, salt etc. Answer these questions about the story. Answer in complete sentences. What did Mrs. Anderson plan? Why did she buy cream and apples? When did her pets watch her? Where did she leave the steak? When did the dog jump on the chair? How did the dog look at the steak? When did the dog jump off the chair?
Where did the dog go? What was she doing when the cat jumped on the table? Anderson do when she saw the cat? Complete the following sentences with the correct form Past Simple or Past Continuous. John is in the living room working on his computer. That's all he ever does! Where were you? Now I am never going to find out how the film ends. Choose which verb tense simple past or past continuous fits better.
I was watching TV. Hey, did you talk to her? Yes, I had a blast! Irregular past simple tense verbs do not end in -ed. For stative verbs, which are verbs that do not express an action, but a state of mind or being, e. Find the Past Simple of the following verbs:Complete what Jenny says using the following verbs in the Past Continuous:Jenny is telling her teacher why she couldn't study for an exam. It was impossible for me to concentrate!
After that I decided to go to the kitchen. Finally, I went out to the garden where I found my sister. Related Papers. Grammar Practice for Pre-intermediate Students. Sintaxe da Lingua Inglesa. By Walker Meira Souza. Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link.
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PDF book 1: English tenses exercises. PDF book 2: English grammar exercises. PDF book 3: English grammar rules. Read more about English grammar books PDF on e-grammar. Past simple exercises Regular and irregular verbs, positive, negative and question forms. Past continuous exercises Learn the continuous form. Past simple vs Past continuous Exercise 1 Three parts:.
Online exercises Comparison of tenses, Comparison of tenses questions and Comparison of tenses negative sentences. Press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. October 4, - Fill in the blanks with an appropriate past tense form. Do you need help? Free English online grammar exercise on the use of past tense simple and progressive, past tense continuous. When the teacher came in, they were studying English.
2 Complete the sentences with the past simple form of the verbs in Exercise 1. 1 Last summer, my 8 Complete the story with the correct past tense form of the verbs in brackets. d, when she was in her third year of a degree in journalism.
Download PDF version of this test! Exercise instructions. Remember that the present perfect always has some sort of connection with the present, whereas the past simple happens at a specific time in the past. Past Continuous is used to describe action that were in progress still happening - not finished at a certain time in the past. Past perfect simple or past perfect continuous?
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Skip to main content. Past continuous and past simple: Grammar test 1. The past continuous and the past simple help us to show how two past actions or situations are connected. The past simple shows us that an action was in the past, not in the present. Regular past simple verbs have - ed at the end e.
Let's go out. Online exercises Comparison of tenses, Comparison of tenses questions and Comparison of tenses negative sentences. See explanation on the Past Continuous Past Simple more exercises. Click here to download this exercise in PDF with answers 1.
The present perfect continuous can be used to talk about situations that have just stopped and have present results. English grammar practice exercise, upper-intermediate level. Grammar videos: Present perfect: simple and continuous — exercises 1. John finished his business degree. This exercise focuses on the difference between the present perfect simple and present perfect continuous..
PDF worksheets, exercises + grammar rules on past simple and past continuous. Exercise 1. A multiple choice test. 2. Correct mistakes.