What is Simple Past Tense? - Definition & Examples


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For regular verbs, simple past tense is expressed by adding what ending to the simple present tense form of the verb?

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1. Which of the following is a regular verb?

2. What is the simple past form of the verb 'throw'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we refer to the past tense, we are often talking about the simple past tense. This short quiz/worksheet assessment was made to test your understanding of how to write in the simple past tense.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • How to write regular verbs in the simple past tense
  • What regular verbs are
  • Simple past forms of irregular verbs
  • Writing sentences in simple past tense

Skills Practiced

Completing this assessment online will also provide you with a test of the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the simple past tense and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding regular and irregular verbs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify sentences written in the simple past tense

Additional Learning

By studying the lesson that comes with this assessment, What is Simple Past Tense? - Definition & Examples, you will be able to improve your understanding of the topics covered here and learn more about:

  • Differences between regular and irregular verbs
  • Past participles of irregular verbs
  • Tips on avoiding mistakes when writing in the simple past tense