(You can learn about using the past simple here.)

I thought I loved him (past simple).

Practice 1: regular verbs in the past simple

Complete these sentences with the past form of these regular verbs.

  1. They in a small house when they were children. (live)
  2. I to eat vegetables when I was young. (not want)
  3. with teddy bears? (she play?)
  4. their school? (they like?)
  5. I until I was 18. (not smoke)
  6. My husband blond hair when he was young. (have)
  7. My sister to pop music. (listen, always)
  8. We to bed before 10pm. (not go)

Practice 2: irregular verbs in the past simple

Complete these sentences with the past form of these irregular verbs.

  1. Is he your boyfriend? I that you were married! (think)
  2. They at a local school 10 years ago. (teach)
  3. She a new mobile phone. (buy)
  4. My daughter this beautiful picture at school. (draw)
  5. Someone a snowball at me! (throw)
  6. We that it was a mistake. (know)
  7. I him a long letter. (write)
  8. He to the station to meet me. (drive)
  9. The handsome prince a white horse. (ride)
  10. The little girl the little boy. (hit)
  11. I the dictionary on the table. (put)
  12. He himself while shaving. (cut)