Types of Past Tense


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

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Which form of past tense is this sentence?

Greg was running through the campground when he saw the big hole.

2. Which of the following sentences is in the past perfect progressive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo looks at the different types of past tense and their presence within sentences. You'll be tested by questions on past tense identification as well as related grammar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions involving:

  • Spotting sentences written in the past tense
  • Identifying the form of past tense present in example sentences
  • The past perfect progressive and past perfect tense

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between the forms of past tense discussed in the lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match tenses with example sentences and vice versa
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of the past tense as it is seen within several sample sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about this aspect of grammar, you can look over the corresponding lesson called Types of Past Tense. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explore the relationship between verbs and tense
  • Familiarize yourself with common types of past tense
  • Learn about what distinguishes less common forms of past tense