Parte de la cúpula de la Ermita de la Sang, Sagunto





 past tenses
 phrasal verbs
 present tenses
 present perfect
 relative clauses
 reported speech
 reporting verbs



Past tenses gapfill exercise


Scroll down for exercise.

Fill in each blank by putting the verb in red into the correct past tense. Do NOT use short forms. 

Click on the "c" button to check your answer. *Asterisks* will appear around the word or phrase if it is right. If it isn't right, the incorrect part of your answer will be replaced by lines. The number of lines corresponds to the number of letters AND spaces between words. 

In desperation you can click the 'show answers' button after the exercise.

This exercise was made using the software materials available on the Makers website at Swarthmore.


Links to other exercises and pdf files

Past tenses gapfill exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Past tenses grammar notes - online
Past tenses grammar notes - pdf file for download or printing



(1)   I see my first baseball game when I live in New York.


(2)   How many pints of beer he/drink before he leave the pub?


(3)   It rain so we decide to stay at home all afternoon.


(4)   By the time I leave university I be to France fifteen times.


(5)   What you/do at the time the murder was committed?


(6)   When we get home we saw that someone break in to steal the DVD recorder.


(7)   He send/passive to prison four times before he decide that it would be better to go straight.


(8)   I didn't realise I lose my credit cards until I try to pay for dinner at the restaurant.


(9)   I write an email to my sister when she ring me.


(10)   She was so upset by the news that she drop her tea and start crying.



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