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Past Tense

3.5
(90 votes)
8 questions
English
AI Generated
Test your knowledge of past tense usage in English language with this engaging quiz.
1
48 random squares
AI Generated

Which past tense is used for actions completed before another past action?

Past Perfect

Past Continuous

Past Perfect Continuous

Simple Past

Hard  31% got this right

Past Perfect is used to show the earlier of two past actions.
2
48 random squares
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Which past tense is used for completed actions in the past?

Simple Past

Past Continuous

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Continuous

42% got this right

Simple Past is used for actions that started and finished in the past.
3
48 random squares
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Which auxiliary verbs are used in Past Perfect tense?

Had

Has

Have

Was

36% got this right

Past Perfect is formed with 'had' + past participle.
4
48 random squares
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How many past tenses are there in English?

3
4
7

48% got this right

There are 4 past tenses: Simple Past, Past Continuous, Past Perfect, and Past Perfect Continuous.
5
48 random squares
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Which past tense is used for actions in progress at a specific time in the past?

Past Continuous

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Continuous

Simple Past

45% got this right

Past Continuous is formed with 'was/were' + present participle (verb+ing).
6
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Which past tense is used for actions that were ongoing in the past and were interrupted?

Past Continuous

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Continuous

Simple Past

Hard  21% got this right

Past Continuous is used for interrupted actions, often with 'when' or 'while'.
7
48 random squares
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Order the verbs in the correct past tense sequence: eat, eaten, was eating

1.

Ate

2.

Was eating

3.

Had eaten

79% got this right

Simple Past, Past Continuous, and Past Perfect are the correct sequence.
8
48 random squares
AI Generated

Which past tense is used for actions that were ongoing in the past up to another past action?

Past Perfect Continuous

Past Continuous

Past Perfect

Simple Past

60% got this right

Past Perfect Continuous is formed with 'had been' + present participle (verb+ing).