Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Tense Worksheet For Class 9

Complete the following sentences using appropriate simple past or present perfect tense forms.

1. She ——————- from the Mumbai University in 1995.

a) graduated
b) has graduated

2. I ———————- his reply yesterday.

a) received
b) have received

3. He ——————— in Mumbai since his early childhood.

a) lived
b) has lived

4. She ——————– him at once.

a) recognized
b) has recognized

5. I ——————— never had any interest in politics.

a) have
b) did

6. She ——————- him from entering her room.

a) stopped

b) has stopped

7. She ——————— nothing.

a) said
b) has said

8. I ——————- to meet him but I couldn’t.

a) want
b) wanted

9. The police ——————— the thieves.

a) arrested
b) have arrested

10. He ——————— his house and went abroad.

a) sold
b) has sold

Answers

1. She graduated from the Mumbai University in 1995.

2. I received his reply yesterday.

3. He has lived in Mumbai since his early childhood.

4. She recognized him at once.

5. I have never had any interest in politics.

6. She stopped him from entering her room.

8. I wanted to meet him but I couldn’t.

9. The police arrested / have arrested the thieves. (While the simple past tense is also possible here, the present perfect tense is the better option.)

10. He sold his house and went abroad.

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