Fill in the blanks with a correct form, the past simple or the past continuous. Present simple, present continuous, or past simple. Please note that specific times and dates in the past can also be used. Worksheet 2 past simple and past continuous 1 complete the sentences with the correct past simple or past continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Past continuous and past simple page 2 of 3 test english. In this exercise you will practise the past simple tense exercise instructions. The past continuous and the past simple help us to show how two past actions or situations are connected.
I study for five hours and then i go to sit the exam. In this exercise you will practise the past simple and past continuous tenses. Fill each gap with a verb in either the past simple or past continuous tense. While charles watch soccer on tv, wendy listen to the radio. English grammar practice exercise, for preintermediate and intermediate level. When i walk down queen street, i discover a wonderful store.
I was going go to work when my car broke down break down. The examples and the following exercise will help you to revise the most basic distinctions between these two tenses. Complete the sentences with the past simple or the past continuous forms of the verbs in brackets. Students often get confuse in past continuous tense that whether they have to use waswere or isamare.
Past simple we use the past simple to talk about completed actions in the past we ate out yesterday. Henry finish his newspaper while he wait for the bus. Past simple, past continuous exercise 1 was doing, i broke was playing, was doing he drank, he ate i was having, i suddenly heard. When i met susan she was having a drink at a terrace with a friend.
The past continuous, the past perfect and the past perfect. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 2 grammarbank. Past continuous tense is very important and past continuous exercises are as important as it is. Keep in mind the formula of past continuous tense and solve the exercise. Past continuous vs past simple exercise focusenglishschool. Home page grammar exercises preintermediate past simple or past continuous exercise. Use the words in brackets to put the following into the correct tense the past simple or past continuous. Past simple and past continuous exercises with answers pdf. The simple past tense is only used to say that something happened at some time in the past. The first computers be simple machines designed for basic tasks.
Test comprising exercises with present simlpe, present continuous. Fill the gaps with either the present perfect or the past simple. Past simple and past continuous inspiration macmillan. Heres another exercise to practise the verb tenses. When the teacher came in, they were studying english.
When jack dropped by to visit me, i was having dinner. Past simple, past continuous, past perfect grammar chart. The simple past and the past continuous are two tenses commonly used to make general statements about the past. Past simple vs past continuous language on schools. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 2 answers. The past continuous describes a longer action or situation and the past simple describes a shorter action or event.
Simple past vs past continuous exercises tolearnenglish. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 1 answers. Verb tenses tutorial exercise 1 simple present present. Past simple, past continuous, past perfect test english. You need to choose one correct option from the given multiple options. I to take took a shower, then i to get dressed got dressed and to leave left. We were playing volleyball with mary when you called me. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 1 grammarbank. Past simple and past continuous exercises with answers 22 click here to download this exercise in pdf. Put the verbs into the correct tense simple past or past progressive. Past simple vs past continuous worksheet 1 grammarbank.
Present simple, present continuous, past simpleenglish. Heres another interactive exercise about the past simple and past continuous tenses choose the correct tense. Before the exercise,there is a small tip about these thre. Its better a present continuous with the sense of future that is about to happen. Finally, click here to download this exercise in pdf with answers. I began to study at nine last night and i was still studying at eleven. Complete the following sentences using the correct form of the past progressive tense of the verbs provided. The short action in past simple often interrupts the longer action in past continuous. When she opened the door, she pretended that we werent there and she went to her room.
Past simple past continuous past perfect simple aws. Microsoft word past continuous all forms mixed exercise 2. Complete the sentences with the correct form of the past simple or past continuous. Christine was eating dinner last night when you knocked on the door. Past continuous exercise 3 perfect english grammar. The past simple shows us that an action was in the past, not in.
Exercise on simple past and past progressive ex08 ex08. So by just knowing past continuous tense formula one cannot just understand the differences between both these tenses. Comparison of tenses simple past and past continuous with free online exercises, passive rules and passive voice examples. Past continuous mixed exercise 2 make the past continuous choose positive, negative or question. English esl past simple and past continuous worksheets. Online exercises comparison of tenses, comparison of tenses questions and comparison of tenses negative sentences. B complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Multiple choice questions and complete the sentences exercise about past tenses.
As i was walking in the streets of holland, i met an old friend of mine. Past simple and past continuous pdf exercises with answers. Exercise complete the following sentences with past simple or past continuous. This past continuous tense sometimes called the past progressive exercise includes the positive, negative and question forms. We already have talked about past continuousprogressive tense usages, structures for affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences. Two common signal words for the past continuous are, when and while. Wellthis is my small contribution to the past simple and past continuous. Focus on verbs exercise 6 simple past present perfect 1. While my aunt was spending the summer holiday with us, she bought us a lovely gift.
Helen do her weekly shopping when she meet her old friend, june. Past simple past continuous past perfect simple answers a 1. Past continuous and past simple grammar beginner to. Simple past he went and past continuous he was going intermediate exercise 10. Future perfect simple and continuous progressive tense. Were you watching watch the football match on tv when. Click here to download this exercise in pdf with answers. English esl past simple vs continuous tense worksheets. While i cycle past some villages, i see some people in their gardens. Since computers were first introduced to the public in the early 1980s, technology change a great deal. Fill in the gaps with the words in brackets in past continuous or past simple tense. English grammar today a reference to written and spoken english grammar and usage cambridge dictionary. Our plane fly over scotland when the accident happen.309 1293 805 983 922 1187 220 907 732 985 320 597 1113 981 1204 574 659 1490 1229 480 1037 529 521 535 487 1345 1128 1189 884 645 714 1423 1186 521 978 144 543 1066 403 34 245 1061 611 287