Learn about using the past simple in English.

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. (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)