Set I, 17

In the left-hand column below are short sentences in the present tense. In the column on the right, fill in the past tense form of each verb.

Present Tense

Past Tense

1. He decides. 1. He ___________.
2. Bob works hard. 2. Bob ___________ hard.
3. They succeed. 3. They ___________.
4. He tries his best. 4. He ___________ his best.
5. Maria answers the question. 5. Maria ___________ the question.
6. I cry. 6. I ___________.
7. We relax at home. 7. We ___________ at home.
8. It seems fine. 8. It ___________ fine.
9. You act strangely. 9. You ___________ strangely.
10. I hope for the best. 10. I ___________ for the best.
11. She never laughs. 11. She never ___________.
12. He always fakes it. 12. He always ___________ it.
13. We play baseball. 13. We ___________ baseball.
14. The students study hard. 14. The students ___________ hard.
15. My friend jumps rope. 15. My friend ___________ rope.

Put all these verbs in the past tense.

1. They ___________ (play) at the Garden.

2. I ___________ (work) until 3 A.M.

3. He ___________ (litter) his own yard with junk.

4. The frogmen ___________ (jump) into the pool.

5. When he ___________ (turn) around, he saw me.

6. She ___________ (empty) the closet in two seconds flat.

7. It ___________ (happen) so fast, I could not react.

8. Raphael ___________ (borrow) my turtle and my tape recorder.

9. She ___________ (threat) to drop him like a bad habit.

10. My friend and I ___________ (discuss) politics all night.