Simple Past tense exercises for beginners – Negative form

Simple Past tense exercises for beginners

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Exercises 3A and 3B

Put the following sentences in the Simple Past tense:

  1. We buy some food. → 
  2. They catch a fish. → 
  3. He crosses the road. → 
  4. They do not sell cookies. → 
  5. Does she play football? → 

Make questions with simple past with the words in brackets:

  1. (you/dance)   at the club last night?
  2. (she/do)   her homework?
  3. (Sam/work)   at the post office?
  4. (He/help)   you with the cleaning-up?
  5. When (I/say)   that?

ANSWERS 3A

  1. We buy some food. → We bought some food.
  2. They catch a fish. → They caught a fish.
  3. He crosses the road. → He crossed the road.
  4. They do not sell cookies. → They did not sell cookies.
  5. Does she play football? → Did she play football?

ANSWERS 3B

  1. Did you dance at the club last night?
  2. Did she do her homework?
  3. Did Sam work at the post office?
  4. Did he help you with the cleaning-up?
  5. When did I say that?

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