Sometimes it’s not clear whether you need to use the past simple or past perfect in a particular sentence. These tenses are both used to talk about events in the past. However, the past perfect is used to talk about events that happened first, so earlier in the past.
Past simple or past perfect exercise
This is an exercise in which you need to choose between the past simple or past perfect (simple). Make sure you know which event happened first because that is important to fill in the correct tense.