List of exercises (past tenses)

(Test your English grammar skills – past tenses)

Quizzes and exercises on the past tenses

Here you will find an overview of exercises about the past tenses in English grammar and their level of difficulty. New quizzes are added continuously, so check back regularly.

Past tense exercises and topics

Topic 1 2 3 4 5
Past simple (I talked, you did, etc.) easy medium medium difficult  
Past simple: forms of ‘to be’ (he was, they were, etc.) easy easy      
Past progressive (I was talking etc.) easy medium      
Past perfect simple (I had talked etc.) easy        
Past perfect progressive (I had been talking etc.)          

Mixed exercises

Mixed topics 1 2 3 4 5
Past simple vs. past continuous (they came vs. they were coming)          

Further grammar explanations and exercises

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