How To Use Preterit And Imperfect?

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Eminy
E
Eminy
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 20 | Total Attempts: 5,259
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 114

SettingsSettingsSettings
How To Use Preterit And Imperfect? - Quiz

Do you know how to use preterit or imperfect? Let's find out with this awesome quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What sentence is in preterit tense? 

    • A.

      My sister sleeps.

    • B.

      My sister is sleeping.

    • C.

      My sister was sleeping.

    Correct Answer
    C. My sister was sleeping.
    Explanation
    The sentence "My sister was sleeping" is in the preterit tense because it describes an action that happened in the past and is now completed. The verb "was sleeping" indicates that the action of sleeping occurred at a specific point in the past and has since finished.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Choose the correct imperfect tense sentence ! 

    • A.

      I used to eat sweets.

    • B.

      I'm not eating sweets right now.

    • C.

      I eat sweets.

    Correct Answer
    A. I used to eat sweets.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I used to eat sweets." This is the correct imperfect tense sentence because it describes a past habit or action that is no longer happening. The phrase "used to" indicates that the action of eating sweets was a regular occurrence in the past but is not happening currently.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Choose the right preterit sentence !

    • A.

      Marco is hearing some noise.

    • B.

      Marco heard some noise.

    • C.

      Marco was hearing some noise.

    Correct Answer
    B. Marco heard some noise.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Marco heard some noise" because the preterit tense is used to describe a completed action in the past. In this sentence, the action of hearing the noise is completed in the past, so the preterit tense is appropriate. The other options, "Marco is hearing some noise" and "Marco was hearing some noise," use present continuous and past continuous tenses respectively, which indicate ongoing actions rather than completed actions.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Which sentence is in imperfect tense? 

    • A.

      She is n't tired.

    • B.

      She is tired.

    • C.

      She was tired.

    Correct Answer
    C. She was tired.
    Explanation
    The sentence "She was tired" is in the imperfect tense because it uses the past tense form of the verb "to be" (was) to describe an ongoing or continuous action in the past. The other two sentences are in the present tense (is) and the present continuous tense (isn't), respectively.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which of the following sentences is in preterit tense? 

    • A.

      Anna is playing violin.

    • B.

      Anna was playing violin.

    • C.

      Anna plays violin.

    Correct Answer
    B. Anna was playing violin.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Anna was playing violin." This sentence is in the preterit tense because it describes an action that was completed in the past. The verb "was playing" indicates that the action of playing the violin happened at a specific point in the past and has already finished.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Choose the right imperfect tense sentence !

    • A.

      We know she wasn't honest.

    • B.

      We know she isn't honest.

    • C.

      We knew she wasn't honest.

    Correct Answer
    C. We knew she wasn't honest.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We knew she wasn't honest." This is the correct imperfect tense sentence because it uses the past tense form of the verb "knew" to indicate that the action of knowing she wasn't honest happened in the past. The other options use present tense forms of the verb "isn't" and "wasn't," which do not match the tense of the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Which sentence is in preterit? 

    • A.

      My father was working.

    • B.

      My father is working.

    • C.

      My father works.

    Correct Answer
    A. My father was working.
    Explanation
    The sentence "My father was working" is in the preterit tense because it uses the past tense form of the verb "to be" (was) and the past participle form of the verb "to work" (working). This tense is used to describe actions that happened in the past and are completed.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Choose an imperfect sentence ! 

    • A.

      We are always eating together.

    • B.

      We always ate together.

    • C.

      We always eat together.

    Correct Answer
    B. We always ate together.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We always ate together." This sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of eating together happened in the past. The use of the word "always" suggests a habitual action that occurred regularly in the past.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.