Past Tense Quizzes & Trivia

How good is your grammar? Do you know how to write or speak in the past tense? Taking one of our past tense quizzes will help you to see how much you actually know about using the past tense when you speak or write. Do you know why the French language has a compound and imperfect past tense, and when they are both used?

Do you know how to indicate that something happened in the past in Mandarin Chinese? Do you know how the use of past tense can relate to a hypothetical situation in the English language? If you, and your friends, think you are experts in using the past tense, then take our past tense quizzes and see how good you all really are. 

USED TO is used to express something that you did frequently in the past. It sometimes refers to contrast: something you used to do in the past, but don’t do anymore; or something you didn’t use to do in the past,...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 14130   |  Last updated: Nov 22, 2019
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    I  _____ last night.

We are here with just another English grammar quiz; this quick quiz will test your knowledge of the Past Continuous and the Past Simple. So, if you are a student studying for your class test or an English learner, take this quiz...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 11948   |  Last updated: Jan 29, 2020
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    _____________ to the park on Sunday.

When it comes to writing, proper use of grammar is required otherwise it won't be as effective as it could be and on the top of that, it would make the text full of errors.   This quiz is about the usage of tenses,...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 6031   |  Last updated: Dec 2, 2019
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    When Airi _______ at school, she realized she _______ her textbook.

Review of tenses Past Simple  ใช้กับการกระทำที่เกิดและจบลงแล้วในอดีต  โดยไม่สนใจว่าจบเมื่อไร...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 4006   |  Last updated: Feb 19, 2013
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    1.      We ………………………at the movie last night.

This quiz will test your pronunciation of the past simple regular verbs. Say each word out loud and mark the correct pronunciation. For notes on this topic go to Past Simple Pronunciation Reference.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 2580   |  Last updated: Jan 7, 2013
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    Say the word out loud and then mark the correct pronunciation,"Wanted"

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Past Tense Questions & Answers

What is the difference between saying "drank" or " drinking"?
John drank last night. John didn't used to when he was achildren. Did you use to drink? He used to paly dolls when he was a child. He eat tacost this afternoon. My friend Mary didn't used to smoke, but now she does. Ana Grevara used to run in Europe
Put the following verb into the Past Simple; to come
The past simple Of the verb “to come” is “Came “
When I arrived, they _____.
Stretching their legs