Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect Exercise

Mixed Forms in the Past – B1 Intermediate Level

Multiple Choice Exercise

Complete the gaps in the sentences by choosing the correct form of the PAST SIMPLE, PAST CONTINUOUS & PAST PERFECT.

  • Use the Past Simple: When the action is finished and the time is past.
  • Use the Past Continuous: When the action is unfinished in the past.
  • Use the Past Perfect: To show that one action happened before another in the past.
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Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect

Choose the correct form of the verb in the Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect to complete the gaps in the sentences.

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Luckily, the rain ______ (start) after we ________ (arrive) home.

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I ______ (close) the door and realised I ______ (forget) my bag.

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He was hit by a car when he _____ (cycle) to school.

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We couldn't snowboard because it ______ (snow) yet. There wasn't any snow.

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They _____ (spend) all their money before the holiday was finished.

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When we _______ (turn) on the T.V., the match ________ (start).

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France _____ (win) the football World Cup in 2019.

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She didn't pass the English exam even though she ______ (study) every evening.

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When we arrived, the film _____ (start). We were late.

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I _______ (get) a job until I __________ (leave) university.

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It took a long time but after I _______ (save) enough money, I ________ (bought) a car.

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He hurt his leg when he _____ (play) football.

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I ______ (make) dinner when I got home.

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I _________ (recognise) her immediately even though I ________ (see) her for 20 years.

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The tennis match was postponed because it _____ (rain) too hard the night before.

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Lunch was delicious because I _________ (have) anything for breakfast.

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We couldn't get a table at the restaurant because we ______ (book).

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The dog _______ (lie) on the sofa, when I ______ (get) home.

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The children _______ (play) in the garden while I __________ (make) dinner.

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He _______ (leave) the party because he ________ (have) a good time.

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I _______ (hear) the phone because I _________ (work) in the garden.

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She ________ (know) the answers to all the exercises.

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After she ________ (tell) the police officers, she ________ (feel) much better.

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The plane ________ (take) off at 10p.m. Right on time!

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After she ________ (eat) her lunch, she ________ (leave) the restaurant.

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In 1450, they _______ (have) phones, cars or the internet.

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He ________ (wait) at the station, when she _______ (arrive).

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While she _______ (do/make) the English exercises, he _______ (do/make) dinner.

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Yesterday, she _______ (go) to the post-office.

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I _________ (arrive) at the airport when I ________ (realise), I had forgotten my passport.

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What time __________ (get up) this morning?

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I didn't like the dress she _____ (wore) yesterday.

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I _______ (saw) the man as I _______ (cross) the road.

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The thieves _______ (choose) a quiet time. The street _____ (be) quiet.

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When the men ______ (deliver) the T.V., I _________ (pay) for it.

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By the time, the waiter _____ (bring) our drinks, we __________ (finish) our food!

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We _________ (have) dinner when the doorbell _____ (ring).

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They ______ (be) busy yesterday. They ________ (have) much work to do.

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She ________ (arrive) on time so she couldn't take the plane.

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I __________ (know) my husband before we ________ (meet) at a party.

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