Form

regular

affirmative:  infinitive + ed he/she/it worked
negative: did not (didn’t) + infinitive he/she/it didn’t work
interrogative: did + subject + infinitive did he/she/it work?

 

irregular

affirmative:  the simple past of the irregular verb he/she/it went
negative: did not (didn’t) + infinitive he/she/it didn’t go
interrogative: did + subject + infinitive did he/she/it go?
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)