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English Test Simple Past – Present Perfect Simple

Test your knowledge on Simple Past and Present Perfect Simple. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.

Form

Write down the correct form (pronoun + verb).

  Simple Past Present Perfect Simple
I / open
he / write
they / do
you / swim
she / give

Use

When do we use which tense?

  1. 'Already' is a signal word for ...
  2. 'Just' is a signal word for ...
  3. '2 years ago' is a signal word for ...
  4. 'Yet' is a signal word for ...
  5. 'Yesterday' is a signal word for ...

Positive Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. Mary (win) the lottery last year.
  2. We (prepare / already) dinner.
  3. James (find) your ring in the garden yesterday.
  4. He (come / just) home.
  5. They (buy) their car two years ago.

Negative Sentences

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. I (see / not) anyone yet.
  2. Phil (go / not) to the cinema last night.
  3. We (be / not) to the zoo so far.
  4. She (arrive / not) yet.
  5. Emily (visit / not) me last week.

Questions

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. (you / read) the book yet?
  2. How many letters (they / write) so far?
  3. When (he / tell) you that?
  4. (you / be) at home last night?
  5. How often (you / travel) abroad till now?

Text

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

  1. A: (you / taste / ever) sushi?
  2. B: Yes, I (eat) sushi at least five times so far.
  3. A: When (you / eat) sushi for the first time?
  4. B: I (eat) sushi for the first time on my dad's 50th birthday. He (invite) the whole family to a Japanese restaurant.
  5. A: (you / like) it?
  6. B: Absolutely. In fact, it (be) so good that we (be) to that restaurant three times yet. And on my mum's birthday, we (order) some sushi and (have) it at home.

Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:35

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