Choose simple past or past continuous tense to complete the sentences. We were playing volleyball with mary when you called me. You were working in the sales department last month. We use the past continuous to say that an action in the past was temporary. Present simple and present continuous multiple choice. Past simple and past progressive tenses grammar exercises online for esl. In each sentence, fill the gaps with one past continuous verb and one past simple verb. Heres an interactive exercise about the past simple and past continuous tenses choose the correct tense. Two days ago, a murder happen in market street at about seven pm.
The past past simple and past continuous 1 an exercise by montse morales for the english learning website. Past continuous vs past simple simple present gapfill exercise. Use the words in brackets to put the following into the correct tense the past simple or past continuous. My brother and i played a board game yesterday afternoon. Simple past and past continuous exercise english page. Check the answers to this exercise on past continuous tense write the words in capital letters at the end of sentences in past continuous or simple past tense.
Explanations and examples along with tests and exercises online to practise englis grammar. Put the verbs into the correct tense simple past or past progressive. Peter visited his friends in florida two months ago. Past simple and continuous the past simple is used. The first action is a long action it lasted for a period of time. I to take took a shower, then i to get dressed got dressed and to leave left. Fill in all the gaps, with the right form of the verb in brackets. An intermediate grammar worksheet from anna grammarz 2. Present simple and present continuous multiple choice 1 a. In this exercise you will practise the past simple tense exercise instructions. Recommended for elementary students who are asked to complete the sentences with the past simple or the past continuous of the verbs in brackets.
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. To talk about two longer actions that were progressing at the same time, we use the past continuous 1. E x e r c i s e i ns t r u c t i o ns use the words in brackets to put the following into the correct tense the past simple or past continuous. A comparison between the past simple and the past continuous with a clear explanation of the differences between these two tenses with examples and exercises to help you learn. Lesson b past continuous 1 english file students site. E x e r c i s e i ns t r u c t i o ns use the words in brackets to put the following into the. When i was young, i watched lots of television every day after school.
Find out with this exercise if you know when to use the past continuous and when to use the simple past. As i wait near the restaurant, a creep stole my bag. Yesterday i went to the post office, bought some fruit at the supermarket and read a book in the park in the afternoon. Complete the sentences below by putting the verb in brackets into the past perfect simple or past perfect continuous. A worksheet contrasting the past simple and the past continuous tense. The foundation build on is the knowledge about the simple present and present progressive. Simple past vs past continuous exercises tolearnenglish. This is an easy worksheet contrasting the past simple and past continuous tense. Past continuous and past simple page 2 of 3 test english. Use the words in brackets to complete each of the following. Complete the following sentences using appropriate simple past or past continuous forms.
Helen do her weekly shopping when she meet her old friend, june. We use the simple past to talk about finished actions in the past. Past simple or past continuous exercise esl lounge student. Suddenly past simple vs past continuous we use the past simple for completed actions in the past, and we use the past continuous for actions in progress not finished in the past. Home page grammar exercises pre intermediate past simple or past continuous exercise. Past continuous vs simple past exercises focusenglishschool. Verb tense exercise 3 simple past and past continuous f t p using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the check button to check your answers. English grammar practice exercise, for pre intermediate and intermediate level. Fill in the blanks with the correct version of wither the past continuous or simple past. Sep 23, 2017 fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Jan 05, 2015 we use the past continuous to say that an action in the past was temporary. The television suddenly turn off as i was watching it. Past continuous rules and exercises for intermediate level past simple rules and exercises for intermediate level elementary past simple of the verb to be. The simple past is used to talk about all types of finished actions in the past.
Exercise on simple past and past progressive ex05 ex05. Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses, then click the. Past simple vs past continuous language on schools. When the teacher came in, they were studying english. Past simple vs past continuous rules and exercises for. Check the answers to this exercise on past continuous tense. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and past continuous exercises. Past continuous d past simple b fill the gaps using the verb in brackets in the past continuous and past simple. Guide to past simple and past continuous verb tenses. This online lesson in english grammar is designed for intermediate level students.
Use the past simple to talk about an event which happened at some point in time in the past. Simple past vs past continuous exercises learn english. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 1 grammarbank. The second action is a short action that has interrupted the first. We use the past continuous to talk about an action or situation that was going on at a particular point of time in the past. The past continuous also called past progressive is a verb tense which is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time. Simple past and past continuous flashcards quizlet. Two common signal words for the past continuous are, when and while.
Write the words in capital letters at the end of sentences in past continuous or simple past tense. Sarah was waiting for her friend for 20 minutes yesterday. While i cycle past some villages, i see some people in their gardens. As i was walking in the streets of holland, i met an old friend of mine. Pay attention to the tense past simple or past continuous and write the answer in the same tense. The students are supposed to learn about the difference between simple present and simple past. Past simple vs past continuous elementary worksheet. Fill each gap with a verb in either the past simple or past continuous tense. In this exercise you will practise using the past simple and present perfect tenses. Three simple exercises that help understand the difference between the past simple and past continuous tenses. I n te r m e d i a te g r a m m a r e x e r c i s e. Use the hint button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Past simple vs past continuous linkedin slideshare. Past simple or past continuous worksheet 1 answers.
Past simple and past continuous author last modified by. In the first exercise you just have to choose the correct alternative, in the second and third ones you have to use the correct verb tense past simple or past continuous. Answers to past simple or past continuous exercise 2 1. Please note that specific times and dates in the past can also be used. Explanations and examples along with tests and exercises online to practise past simple tense in english. There are two principal past tenses used to make general statements about the past. There are 3 different activities in which students are asked to complete different sentences using the past simple or the past continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Students english file students site pre intermediate grammar file 2 lesson b past continuous 1 grammar. Past simple vs past continuous elementary worksheet ii. English grammar today a reference to written and spoken english grammar and usage cambridge dictionary. Simple past vs past continuous exercise grammarbank. To talk about a shorter action that happened in the middle of a longer action, we use the simple past.
Exercise on simple past and past progressive ex08 ex08. Two or more verbs in the past simple and the past continuous the action expressed by the past simple interrupts the action expressed by the past continuous while i was driving to work, i had an accident i was having a shower when the phone rang what were. They are on a very basic level of learning english and are introduced to the first form of past tense. The past continuous describes an action that was already in progress. Yesterday, sherlock holmes arrive at the crime scene to investigate. We often use the past continuous at the beginning of a story to describe the situation. In this exercise you will practise the past simple and past continuous tenses.1616 1172 1215 832 1115 1558 1375 1074 767 1321 645 97 1231 1451 740 1118 1269 759 1218 180 196 1317 971 1068 1364 564 1534 159 1092 477 557 60 907 1047 1020 1376