Simple Past Regular Verbs Quiz!

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Have you studied everything about verbs and their forms? How much can you recall? Take this quiz on simple past regular verbs to check your knowledge. Learning English grammar is not everyone's cup of tea. If you consider yourself a master, you must take this test to prove to yourself that you know everything about verbs. Here we have got a set of simple questions, which you can complete to get a perfect score. All the best, and keep learning new things!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The simple past of  STOP is:

    • A.

      Stoped

    • B.

      Stops

    • C.

      Stopped

    Correct Answer
    C. Stopped
    Explanation
    The simple past of "STOP" is "stopped" because when we use the simple past tense, we double the constant and add "-ed" to regular verbs that are one syllable and end in a consanant. "Stopped" is the correct form of the verb "stop" in the past tense.

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  • 2. 

    The simple past of  STUDY is:

    • A.

      Studyed

    • B.

      Studies

    • C.

      Studied

    Correct Answer
    C. Studied
    Explanation
    The simple past tense of the verb "study" is "studied." In English, regular verbs ending with a consonant and a y form their past tense by changing the y to an i and adding "-ed" to the base form of the verb. Since "study" is a regular verb, it follows this rule. Therefore, "studied" is the correct answer for the simple past tense of "study."

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  • 3. 

    The simple past of  SMILE is:

    • A.

      Smiled

    • B.

      Smilied

    • C.

      Smild

    Correct Answer
    A. Smiled
    Explanation
    The simple past of the verb "smile" is "smiled." In English grammar, the simple past tense is used to describe an action that happened in the past and is now completed. In this case, "smiled" is the correct form because it follows the rule of adding a d to verbs that end e to form the past tense.

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  • 4. 

    The simple past of  WATCH is:

    • A.

      Watchied

    • B.

      Watches

    • C.

      Watched

    Correct Answer
    C. Watched
    Explanation
    The simple past tense of the verb "watch" is "watched." In English, regular verbs ending in a consonant form their past tense by adding "-ed" to the base form of the verb. "Watched" is the correct past tense form of "watch" and is used to describe an action that occurred and was completed in the past.

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  • 5. 

    The simple past of  ENJOY is:

    • A.

      Enjoied

    • B.

      Enjoyes

    • C.

      Enjoyed

    Correct Answer
    C. Enjoyed
    Explanation
    The simple past of "ENJOY" is "enjoyed." In English, the simple past tense is used to talk about actions or states that happened and were completed in the past. In this case, "enjoyed" is the correct form of the verb in the simple past tense, because “-ed” is added to the end of any verbs ending with a consonant and a y. The other options, "enjoied" and "enjoyes," are not valid past tense forms of the verb.

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  • 6. 

    The simple past of  WASH is:

    • A.

      Washed

    • B.

      Washes

    • C.

      Washd

    Correct Answer
    A. Washed
    Explanation
    The simple past of the verb "wash" is "washed." In English grammar, the simple past tense is used to describe actions that happened and were completed in the past. When a verb ends in a consonant, we add “-ed” to form the past tense of the verb. Therefore, "washed" is the correct form of the verb to use in this context.

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  • 7. 

    The simple past of  KISS is:

    • A.

      Kisses

    • B.

      Kissd

    • C.

      Kissed

    Correct Answer
    C. Kissed
    Explanation
    The simple past of the verb "KISS" is "kissed." This is because when we talk about an action that happened in the past, we use the simple past tense. In this case, the action of kissing happened in the past, so we add "-ed" to the base form of the verb to form the simple past tense.

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  • 8. 

    The simple past of  CLOSE is:

    • A.

      Closed

    • B.

      Closd

    • C.

      Close

    Correct Answer
    A. Closed
    Explanation
    The simple past tense of the verb "CLOSE" is "closed.. In English, regular verbs usually form their past tense by adding "-ed" to the base form of the verb, but if a verb ends in an “e,” then only a “d” is added. In this case, "CLOSE" follows this rule and becomes "CLOSED" in the past tense.

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  • 9. 

    The simple past of  LIKE is:

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      Likd

    • C.

      Liked

    Correct Answer
    C. Liked
    Explanation
    The simple past of the verb "LIKE" is "liked." Since the base form of the verb ends in “e,” a “d” is added to form the past tense of the verb.

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  • 10. 

    The simple past of  SHAVE is:

    • A.

      Shav

    • B.

      Shaved

    • C.

      Shavd

    Correct Answer
    B. Shaved
    Explanation
    The simple past of "SHAVE" is "shaved" because the base form of the verb ends in “e,” so a “d” is added to form the past tense of the verb. 

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  • 11. 

    I ______ my homework at nine last night.  

    Correct Answer
    finished
    Explanation
    The word "finished" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "finish." The sentence is in the past tense and the word "finished" accurately completes the sentence by indicating that the speaker completed their homework at nine last night.

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  • 12. 

    We _______some new vocabulary yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    learned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "learned." The verb "learned" is in the past tense, indicating that the action of acquiring new vocabulary occurred in the past.

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  • 13. 

    I ________the soup before dinner last night. It was delicious.

    Correct Answer
    tasted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tasted." The sentence suggests that the speaker tried the soup before dinner last night and found it to be delicious.

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  • 14. 

    Linda______ for the bus at the comer yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    waited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "waited" because the sentence is in the past tense and "waited" is the past tense form of the verb "wait." This means that Linda was waiting for the bus at the corner yesterday.

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  • 15. 

    The bus at _______the comer. It was on time.

    Correct Answer
    stopped
    Explanation
    The bus at the corner. It was on time.

    The correct answer is "stopped" because the word "stopped" fits grammatically and logically in the sentence. It indicates that the bus came to a halt at the corner, which is why it was able to be on time.

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  • 16. 

    We________ the play at the theater last night. It was very good.

    Correct Answer
    enjoyed
    Explanation
    The word "enjoyed" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and contextually in the sentence. The verb "enjoyed" is used to express a positive feeling or satisfaction towards something, in this case, the play. Additionally, the use of the past tense "last night" indicates that the action of enjoying the play occurred in the past.

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  • 17. 

    At the theater last night, the audience_______ when the play was over.

    Correct Answer
    clapped
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "clapped" because it is a common and expected reaction from the audience at the end of a play. Clapping is a way for the audience to show their appreciation and enjoyment of the performance. It is a social norm to clap after a play as a form of applause, indicating their approval and admiration for the actors and the production, and “clapped” is the past tense of “clap.” The need for a verb in the past tense is indicated by the words “last night,” meaning the clapping occurred in the past.

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  • 18. 

    Ann________ her suitcases to the bus station yesterday. They weren't heavy.

    Correct Answer
    carried
    Explanation
    The verb "carried" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "carry." In the sentence, it is mentioned that Ann took her suitcases to the bus station yesterday, indicating a past action. The word "carried" accurately describes the action of moving the suitcases from one place to another. Additionally, the phrase "They weren't heavy" suggests that Ann was able to transport the suitcases without difficulty, further supporting the use of the word "carried."

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  • 19. 

    The baby _______her eyes because she was sleepy.

    Correct Answer
    rubbed
    Explanation
    It is common to rub one’s eyes when sleepy or tired, and the word “was” in this sentence indicates the action of rubbing occurred in the past. Therefore, “rubbed” is the correct answer. 

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  • 20. 

    Mike____ his examination last week. His grade was "1.0."

    Correct Answer
    failed
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that Mike "failed" his examination last week, and as a result, he received a grade of "1.0." The word "failed" indicates that Mike did not pass his examination, resulting in his low grade.

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Heather Baxter |BSc |
K-12 English Expert
Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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