Past Simple Tense Word Order

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Past Simple Tense Word Order - Quiz

In both verbal and written English, past simple tense word order is of great essence. The quiz below is designed to test this subject in depth. Grammar generally seems very easy, but take up the challenge to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Last / We / night. / had / pizza

  • 2. 

    Minutes / tea / I / five / a / cup / made / of / ago.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in a jumbled order. By rearranging the words, we get the correct sentence "I made a cup of tea five minutes ago." The sentence follows the correct word order and makes sense grammatically and contextually.

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  • 3. 

    The / you / of / What / food? / think / did

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is a properly formed question in English. It follows the correct word order and uses appropriate question words. The question is asking for the opinion or evaluation of the food.

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  • 4. 

    The / like? / What / pictures / were

    Explanation
    The question is asking about the appearance or quality of the pictures. It is inquiring about the characteristics or features of the pictures, wanting to know what they looked like or what their qualities were.

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  • 5. 

    Saw / ago. / three / We / a / weeks / film

    Explanation
    The given sentence is already in the correct order. It follows the subject-verb-object structure and the adverbial phrase "three weeks ago" is correctly placed at the end of the sentence to indicate the time of the action. Therefore, the given answer is correct.

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  • 6. 

    Went / They / last / seaside / to / summer. / the

    Explanation
    The given sentence is a rearrangement of the words "They went to the seaside last summer." The correct answer rearranges the words in the correct order to form a grammatically correct and coherent sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Like / concert? / Did / the / you

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Did you like the concert?" This is because the question is asking about the person's opinion of the concert. The correct word order for this question is "Did you like" followed by the subject "the concert?"

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  • 8. 

    Her / you / of / What / boyfriend? / think / did 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "What did you think of her boyfriend?" This sentence is a grammatically correct and clear way of asking someone's opinion about her boyfriend.

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  • 9. 

    Find / did / Where / ring? / you / that

    Explanation
    The given question is asking about the location or place where the person found the ring. It is asking for the specific place or area where the ring was discovered.

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  • 10. 

    Early? / leave / did / so / the / she / Why / party

    Explanation
    The question is asking for the reason why she left the party early. The word order in the question is correct, starting with the question word "Why" followed by the auxiliary verb "did" and the subject "she". The action of leaving the party is expressed by the verb "leave", and the adverb "so" emphasizes the earliness of her departure. Therefore, the question is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning.

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