Simple Past Tense: Rules, Uses & Practice


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Which of these scenarios would you use simple past tense?

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1. What is the simple past tense form of shop? (Hint: It's a regular verb)

2. Which of the following words could you use as a hint that your verb will be in simple past tense form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will assess your understanding of how to use simple past tense. The quiz contains five short multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • When to use simple past tense
  • Simple past tense form of the word 'shop'
  • Word that could hint at the use of the simple past tense form of a verb
  • Past tense of the word 'bring' when it is an irregular verb
  • Simple past tense rules

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when to use simple past tense
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about simple past tense rules in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the simple past tense form of a verb

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Simple Past Tense: Rules, Uses & Practice. You'll learn more about this topic, including the following subjects:

  • When past tense is used
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Examples of how to use simple past tense