Form

regular

formexample
affirmative I/you/he/she/it/we/they + infinitive + edThey worked all day.
negative (+ NOT) I/you/he/she/it/we/they + did not (didn’t) + infinitive They didn’t work all day.
interrogative (+ ?)Did + I/you/he/she/it/we/they +  infinitive Did they work all day?

irregular

formexample
affirmative I/you/he/she/it/we/they + the simple past of the irregular verb She went abroad.
negative (+ NOT) I/you/he/she/it/we/they + did not (didn’t) + infinitive She didn’t go abroad.
interrogative (+ ?)did + I/you/he/she/it/we/they + infinitive Did she go abroad?
 list of irregular verbs

Exercises

Affirmative (+) sentences in the Simple Past (past tense of regular verbs) (He worked)

  • exercise 1: choose the correct verb form
  • exercise 2: fill in the correct tense of regular verbs (three exercises)
  • exercise 3: fill in the correct tense of regular verbs
  • exercise 4: fill in the correct tense of regular verbs
  • exercise 5: fill in the correct tense of regular verbs

Yes/no questions (?), affirmative (+) and negative (-) sentences in the Simple Past (regular and irregular verbs)

  • exercise 1: make yes/no questions using to do 
  • exercise 2: make yes/no questions using to do 
  • exercise 3: make yes/no questions, negative and afformative sentences using to do 
  • exercise 4: make yes/no questions, negative and afformative sentences using to do 
  • exercise 5: make yes/no questions

Regular and irregular verbs in affirmative (+), interrogative (?) and negative (-) sentences in the Simple Past

  • exercise 1: make affirmative sentences
  • exercise 2: make negative sentences
  • exercise 3: make interrogative sentences
  • exercise 4: fill in the corrects verb forms of (ir)regular verbs in affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences
  • exercise 5: various exercises
  • exercise 6: fill in the corrects verb forms of (ir)regular verbs in affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences
  • exercise 7: make interrogative sentences
  • exercise 8: fill in the corrects verb forms of (ir)regular verbs in affirmative sentences
  • exercise 9: fill in the corrects verb forms of (ir)regular verbs in affirmative sentences
  • exercise 10: fill in the corrects verb forms of (ir)regular verbs in affirmative and interrogative sentences

Useful pages

  • exercises for practising was and were
  • exercises for practising irregular verbs (gowent – gone)
  • exercises for practising short yes/no answers in the past tense
  • exercises for practising the Simple Past (I went) and Present Perfect (I have gone)
  • exercises for practising the Simple Past (I went) and Past Perfect (I had gone)
  • exercises for practising the Simple Past (I went) and Past Continuous (I was going)