Check your grammar power: Past Tense Practice Exercise

Q: Choose the correct alternative from those given in brackets.

  1. I _ _ _ _ _ _ a new bicycle last week.(bought, have bought, had bought)
  2. She _ _ _ _ _ _ taking classes at Pep Talk for 5 months. (had, had been, has been)
  3. He _ _ _ _ _ _ the child begging while he was going back home. (was seeing, saw, had seen)
  4. Karuna _ _ _ _ _ _ on phone when she met with an accident. (was talking, talked, had been talking)
  5. Did you _ _ _ _ _ _ my glass?( broke, break, had broken)
  6. She _ _ _ _ _ _ _ an act in front of her teacher’s yesterday. (will perform, had performed, performed)
  7. He _ _ _ _ _ _ to Paris, so you can’t meet him now. (has gone, had gone, went)
  8. I _ _ _ _ _ _ a strange dream last night. (had, had been , was)
  9. He _ _ _ _ _ _ to Goa couple of weeks back. (had gone, went, had been going)
  10. When I went to cinema, the film _ _ _ _ _ _. (already started, had already started, would already start)
  11. She got sick because she _ _ _ _ _ _ _ since morning. (had worked, had been working, was working)
  12. The train _ _ _ _ _ _ left before I reached the station. (had, had been, was)
  13. She did not _ _ _ _ _ _ the groceries. (carry, carried, carrying)
  14. They _ _ _ _ _ _ plans to go, they ended up not being able to make it. (made, had made, were making)
  15. She _ _ _ _ _ _ to work, (went, go, was going) but she did not _ _ _ _ _ _ _ to go. (want, wanted)

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS                                

  1. Bought
  2. Had been
  3. Saw
  4. Was talking
  5. Break
  6. Performed
  7. Had gone
  8. Had
  9. Had gone
  10. Had already started
  11. Had been working
  12. Had
  13. Carry
  14. Made
  15. Went, want
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