Simple Present & Simple Past Tense For Competition Exams | Download PDF

In this article, we are providing you with the Exercises of Simple Present & Simple Past Tense forms of English for Competition Exams. This can be helpful for aspirants of various competitive and bank exams such as IBPS PO, Clerk, SSC and other exams. Readers can also download the PDF from the link given below.

 

Simple Past

Present Perfect Simple

irregular verbs: see the 2nd column of irregular verbs

Example: I spoke

irregular verbs: form of ‘have’ + 3rd column of irregular verbs

Example: I/you/we/they have spoken

he/she/it has spoken

  

regular verbs: infinitive + ed

Example: I worked

regular verbs: form of ‘have’ + infinitive + ed

Example: I/you/we/they have worked

he/she/it has worked

Exceptions

Exceptions when adding ‘ed’:

§  when the final letter is e, only add d

Example:

love – loved

§  after a short, stressed vowel, the final consonant is doubled

Example:

admit – admitted

§  final l is always doubled in British English (not in American English)

Example:

travel – travelled

§  after a consonant, final y becomes i (but: not after a vowel)

Example:

worry – worried

but: play – played

 

Write down the correct form (pronoun + verb).

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

 

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. (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?

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.

 

 

Answers

Simple PastPresent Perfect Simple
I / openI openedI have opened
he / writehe wrotehe has written
they / dothey didthey have done
you / swimyou swamyou have swum
she / giveshe gaveshe has given

 

Positive Sentences

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

  1. Mary won the lottery last year.
  2. We have already prepared dinner.
  3. James found your ring in the garden yesterday.
  4. He has just come home.
  5. They bought their car two years ago.

Negative Sentences

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

  1. have not seen anyone yet.
  2. Phil did not go to the cinema last night.
  3. We have not been to the zoo so far.
  4. She has not arrived yet.
  5. Emily did not visit me last week.

Questions

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

  1. Have you read the book yet?
  2. How many letters have they written so far?
  3. When did he tell you that?
  4. Were you at home last night?
  5. How often have you travelled abroad till now?

Text

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

  1. A: Have you ever tasted sushi?
  2. B: Yes, I have eaten sushi at least five times so far.
  3. A: When did you eat sushi for the first time?
  4. B: I ate sushi for the first time on my dad’s 50th birthday. He invited the whole family to a Japanese restaurant.
  5. A: Did you like it?
  6. B: Absolutely. In fact, it was so good that we have been to that restaurant three times yet. And on my mum’s birthday, we ordered some sushi and had it at home.

 

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