Past Tense Exercises

On this page you can exercise your past tense usage.

Irregular Verb Forms I

Find the doubles with infinitive and past tense form!

be was
break broke
bring brought
buy bought
catch caught
come came
drink drank
drive drove

Sentences with irregular verbs I

While playing football Tim broke (break) his leg. He caught (catch) a leg instead of the ball! After the game his mother brought (bring) Tim to the doctor. Tim was (be) a little nervous there so he drank (drink) some lemonade before the doctor came (come) to examine him. When Tim's mother drove (drive) him home they bought (buy) some food for dinner.

Irregular Verb Forms II

Find the doubles with infinitive and past tense form!

eat ate
fall fell
feel felt
fight fought
find found
forget forgot
get got
give gave
go went
grow grew

Sentences with irregular verbs II

When Tim fell (fall) down the stairs, he forgot (forget) to hold on to the staircase railing. He felt (feel) dizzy at the bottom but got (get) up to his feet quickly. He fought (fight) back his tears when he found (find) out that a bruise grew (grow) on his forehead. He then ate (eat) something which gave (give) him back some strength. Finally he went (go) to his good riend Tom.

Irregular Verb Forms III

Find the doubles with infinitive and past tense form!

have had
hear heard
hide hid
hit hit
hold held
keep kept
know knew
lead led
lie lay
lose lost

Sentences with irregular verbs III

While playing football Tim broke (break) his leg. He caught (catch) a leg instead of the ball! After the game his mother brought (bring) Tim to the doctor. Tim was (be) a little nervous there so he drank (drink) some lemonade before the doctor came (come) to examine him. When Tim's mother drove (drive) him home they bought (buy) some food for dinner.

Irregular Verb Forms IV

Find the doubles with infinitive and past tense form!

make made
meet met
pay paid
put put
quit quit
read read
ride rode
rise rose
run ran
say said
see saw

Sentences with irregular verbs IV

While playing football Tim broke (break) his leg. He caught (catch) a leg instead of the ball! After the game his mother brought (bring) Tim to the doctor. Tim was (be) a little nervous there so he drank (drink) some lemonade before the doctor came (come) to examine him. When Tim's mother drove (drive) him home they bought (buy) some food for dinner.

Other exercises on the internet

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