Past Simple Exercise 2

The past simple (or simple past) is the most used tense in English to talk about the past. You use this tense for short actions and habits in the past. It’s important that those actions are completely over.

This is an exercise on how to form this tense.

You can find the exercise below:

Past Simple Exercise 2

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the past simple.
1.
In 1896, Pierre de Coubertin (to create) the first modern Olympic Games.
2.
My boss (to buy) a new car.
3.
Before it (to be) destroyed, the town hall (to have) a pretty impressive mural.
4.
I (to make) a lot of new friends at the start of the year.
5.
My brother (to need) money to pay off his debt.
6.
Back when we (to be) in college, we (to share) everything!
7.
My sister (to draw) the most beautiful drawing ever.
8.
A lot of people (to bring) their own snacks to the meeting.
9.
I (to want) to try it myself.
10.
He (to defend) himself when he was attacked.

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