Past simple, past perfect, present perfect drill
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by Citra Sonneveld
| 52 Questions
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Grammar drills - 52 sentences with verbs that should be changed into the past simple, past perfect or present perfect
Use the correct tense (past simple, past perfect, or present perfect) in the sentence. If there are two words in the sentence, use a dash (-) to seperate your two answers.
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I (lose) my keys, so I can't open that door.
2
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Columbus (arrive) in the New World in 1492.
3
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Nina (break) her leg. She is still in hospital.
4
1
I (live) here all my life.
5
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She (watch) a video after the children (go) to bed.
6
1
The students (book) a flight to Vienna.
7
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Colin (leave) for Brazil this morning.
8
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The cat (just – catch) a mouse.
9
1
I (just – feed) the rabbits.
10
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Before he (sing) a song he (play) the guitar.
11
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Before Emma laid the table, she (have) a talk with her mother.
12
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They (ride) their bikes before they (meet) their friends.
13
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After Fred (spend) his holiday in Italy he (want) to learn Italian.
14
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The baby hedgehogs (already – drunk) the water. You need to get more.
15
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The teacher (lose) the keys, so he can't open the door.
16
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She told me that Frank (tidy) his room.
17
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Last winter Robin (stay) with his father in the Alps for three days.
18
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Ellen (always – write) with her left hand.
19
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After Eric (make) breakfast he (phone) his friend.
20
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She (do) a language course in Paris last summer.
21
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I (not – see) Paul today, but I (see) him last Sunday.
22
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He noticed that Peter (paint) the old chair.
23
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They (learn) all the new words. They needn't worry about the test.
24
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Three people (visit) him in hospital last Friday.
25
1
She asked me if I (learn) the new words.
26
1
Linda (never – go) to a magic show before yesterday evening.
27
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Jack and Brian (just – draw) this picture.
28
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After the man (come) home he (feed) the cat.
29
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Martin (cycle) for 50 miles on scenic routes three weeks ago.
30
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We (try) chicken Tandoori before.
31
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There (is) no sausages left when I came back. The dog (eat) them.
32
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Emily and Molly (know) each other for more than 10 years now.
33
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First he (listen) to the announcement, then he (go) to a café for a drink.
34
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She (is) late four times this week.
35
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My friends (pass) the geography test.
36
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I (am) very tired because I (study) too much.
37
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I did not wait for my brother because I (read) his text message.
38
1
We (already – download) the worksheets.
39
1
What's that lovely smell in here? - Jasmin (bake) a yummy cake.
40
1
The Titanic (hit) an iceberg in 1912 and (sink) within three hours.
41
1
The police (arrest) two people early this morning.
42
1
She (go) to Japan but now she (come) back.
43
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It (not – rain) for three weeks, so the land was dry.
44
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Dan (already – buy) two tablets this year.
45
1
How many games (your team – win) so far this season?
46
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(you – visit) the CN Tower when you were staying in Toronto?
47
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(you – do) your homework yet? – Yes, I (finish) it an hour ago.
48
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There (be) an accident in High Street, so we have to use King Street to get to your school.
49
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Frank got his bike last May. So he (have) it for 4 months.
50
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I'm sorry, I (not – write) earlier, but I have been working a lot lately.
51
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When she (arrive) the match (already – start).
52
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When I arrived at the restaurant, Victoria (already – order) a glass of water
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