Rules for Using Past Tense


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Which of the following sentences is correctly written in simple past tense?

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1. The verb 'walked' is what form of the root form 'walk'?


How would you correct the following sentence.

John started working out, but stopped when he broke his leg.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Tenses can be a confusing part of learning any language, and this combination quiz and worksheet will help you understand the use of past tense in English. Using this quiz, you can check your ability to identify correct use of past tense, including the different forms past tense may take.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will cover:

  • Identifying past tense
  • Correcting sentences to be in past tense
  • Understanding different forms of past tense

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding past tense usage in English
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on past tense with different forms of verbs
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept to correct sentences

Additional Learning

For more on past tense in English, review the lesson titled Rules for Using Past Tense. The lesson covers the following:

  • Simple past and perfect verbs
  • Irregular verbs
  • Root forms