Simple present or simple past tense worksheet


We use the simple present tense to talk about our habits, likes, routines and general facts.

This tense is commonly used with the time expressions daily, always, every day, every morning, every evening etc.

We use the simple past tense to say that something happened in the past. This tense is commonly used with the time expressions yesterday, last night, last week, six months ago, last year, in 2015 etc.

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb.

1. I ……………. Radha yesterday.

a) met
b) meet

2. I ……………….. my grandparents every Sunday.

a) visit
b) visited

3. I ………………… up at 6 am.

a) woke
b) wake

4. She ………………. at a bank.

a) works
b) worked

5. My brother and I ……………….. badminton every evening.

a) play
b) played

6. The temple committee ……………… the Pooram festival every year.

a) organized
b) organizes

7. Birds ……………….. in trees.

a) live
b) lived

8. Nurses ……………….. after sick people.

a) look
b) looked

9. I ……………….. my grandparents last Sunday.

a) visit
b) visited

10. She ……………….. a big house in the city.

a) own
b) owns

Answers

1. I met Radha yesterday.

2. I visit my grandparents every Sunday.

3. I wake up at 6 am.

4. She works at a bank.

5. My brother and I play badminton every evening.

6. The temple committee organizes the Pooram festival every year.

7. Birds live in trees.

8. Nurses look after sick people.

9. I visited my grandparents last Sunday.

10. She owns a big house in the city.