Simple Past Or Simple Present

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Simple Past Or Simple Present - Quiz

Is the sentence in the simple past or simple present?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I went to the store.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Past" because the sentence "I went to the store" is describing a completed action in the past. In simple past tense, we use the past form of the verb to indicate actions that happened and were completed at a specific time in the past.

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  • 2. 

    I work at Stater Brothers.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The given answer "Simple Present" is correct because the sentence "I work at Stater Brothers" is in the present tense and describes a current ongoing action or state. In the simple present tense, we use the base form of the verb (work) for all persons, including the first person singular (I).

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  • 3. 

    I gave my son a book.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The sentence "I gave my son a book" is in the simple past tense because it describes an action that happened in the past. The verb "gave" is the past tense form of "give," indicating that the action of giving the book to the son occurred in the past.

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  • 4. 

    I took my husband to the doctor.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Past because the sentence "I took my husband to the doctor" is in the past tense. The verb "took" is the past tense form of "take".

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  • 5. 

    I ran around the park. 

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The sentence "I ran around the park" indicates an action that happened in the past. The past tense form of the verb "run" is "ran." Therefore, the correct answer is Simple Past.

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  • 6. 

    Apples grow on trees.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The statement "Apples grow on trees" is a general fact or a universal truth. It is not referring to a specific time in the past, but rather stating a timeless fact about apples. Therefore, the correct tense to use in this case is the simple present tense.

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  • 7. 

    Birds use their wings to fly.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The given answer "Simple Present" is correct because the statement is a general fact or truth about birds. It states that birds, in general, use their wings to fly. The simple present tense is used to express habits, routines, or general truths. In this case, the action of using wings to fly is a habitual behavior of birds, making the simple present tense appropriate.

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  • 8. 

    Susan gave David ten dollars.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Past" because the action of Susan giving David ten dollars happened in the past. The verb "gave" is in the past tense, indicating that the action is completed and no longer ongoing.

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  • 9. 

    The computer costs $600.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Simple Present" because the sentence "The computer costs $600" is expressing a general fact or a permanent situation. The verb "costs" is in the simple present tense, which is used to describe actions that happen regularly, facts, or things that are always true. In this case, the sentence is stating the price of the computer, which is a constant and unchanging fact.

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  • 10. 

    Karen bought a gallon of milk.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Past" because the sentence states that Karen already bought a gallon of milk, indicating a completed action in the past. The use of "bought" indicates a specific time in the past when the action occurred.

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  • 11. 

    The explorers found gold in the river.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Past" because the sentence is referring to a specific event that happened in the past. The use of the word "found" indicates that the action of finding gold in the river has already occurred.

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  • 12. 

    My neighbor works in L.A.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Present" because the sentence is talking about a present situation. The verb "works" is in the present tense, indicating that the neighbor currently has a job in L.A.

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