☆Grammar: Present Perfect vs. Past Simple



Malena Erin

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EXERCISE 1. Complete these sentences with Present Perfect or Past Simple.

Q1 of 15: We _____ (go) to the movies last night.

Q2 of 15: Tom _____ (see) that movie three times already.

Q3 of 15: I _____ (read) yesterday's newspaper, but I _____ (read, not) today's.

Q4 of 15: The students _____ (have) eight exams last month.

Q5 of 15: The students _____ (have) eight exams this month.

Q6 of 15: The students _____ (have) eight exams in the last month.

Q7 of 15: They _____ (practice) for the concert for over three hours now.

Q8 of 15: They _____ (practice) this morning when you ____ (call).

Q9 of 15: _____ you ever _____ (be) to a professional football game?

Q10 of 15: _____ you _____ (enjoy) the game?

Q11 of 15: How long _____ you _____ (work) here?

Q12 of 15: The children _____ (grown) a lot since the last time I _____ (see) them.

Q13 of 15: We still _____ never _____ (see) snow.

Q14 of 15: What did you have for breakfast this morning? I _____ (have) a coffee and croissant.

Q15 of 15: _____ you _____ (sing) professionally for long?

Malena Erin

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Present Perfect Simple Past Simple
Unfinished actions that started in the past and continue to the present:

I've known Julie for ten years (and I still know her).

Finished actions:

I knew Julie for ten years (but then she moved away and we lost touch).

A finished action in someone's life (when the person is still alive: life experience):

My brother has been to Mexico three times.

A finished action in someone's life (when the person is dead):

My great-grandmother went to Mexico three times.

A finished action with a result in the present:

I've lost my keys! (The result is that I can't get into my house now).

A finished action with no result in the present:

I lost my keys yesterday. It was terrible! (Now there is no result. I got new keys yesterday).

With an unfinished time word (this week, this month, today):

I've seen John this week.

With a finished time word (last week, last month, yesterday):

I saw John last week.

 

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EXERCISE 1. Complete these sentences with Present Perfect or Past Simple.

 

Q1 of 15: We  went (go) to the movies last night.

 

Q2 of 15: Tom _has seen____ (see) that movie three times already.

 

Q3 of 15: I __read___ (read) yesterday's newspaper, but I ___havent read__ (read, not) today's.

 

Q4 of 15: The students __had___ (have) eight exams last month.

 

Q5 of 15: The students __have had___ (have) eight exams this month.

 

Q6 of 15: The students ___had__ (have) eight exams in the last month.

 

Q7 of 15: They _have praticed____ (practice) for the concert for over three hours now.

 

Q8 of 15: They ___praticed__ (practice) this morning when you ___have called_ (call).

 

Q9 of 15: __have___ you ever ___been__ (be) to a professional football game?

 

Q10 of 15: __have___ you __enjoyed___ (enjoy) the game?

 

Q11 of 15: How long ___have__ you __worked___ (work) here?

 

Q12 of 15: The children ___have grown__ (grown) a lot since the last time I __seen___ (see) them.

 

Q13 of 15: We still ___have__ never __seen___ (see) snow.

 

Q14 of 15: What did you have for breakfast this morning? I __had___ (have) a coffee and croissant.

 

Q15 of 15: ___have__ you __song___ (sing) professionally for long?

Malena Erin

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Hi djibson! Ckeck these answers:

Q3 of 15: I read yesterday's newspaper, but I haven't read today's.

Q6 of 15: The students have had eight exams in the last month.

Q7 of 15: They have been practicing for the concert for over three hours now.

Q8 of 15: They were practicing this morning when you called.

Q10 of 15: Did you enjoy the game?

Q11 of 15: How long have you been working here?

Q12 of 15: The children have grown a lot since the last time I saw them.

Q15 of 15: Have you been singing professionally for long?

Carol Ocell

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EXERCISE 1.

Q1 of 15: We went to the movies last night.

Q2 of 15: Tom has already seen that movie three times.

Q3 of 15: I read yesterday's newspaper, but I haven't read today's.

Q4 of 15: The students had eight exams last month.

Q5 of 15: The students have had eight exams this month.

Q6 of 15: The students have had eight exams in the last month.

Q7 of 15: They have been practicing for the concert for over three hours now.

Q8 of 15: They were practicing this morning when you called.

Q9 of 15: Have you ever been to a professional football game?

Q10 of 15: Did you enjoy the game?

Q11 of 15: How long have you been working here?

Q12 of 15: The children have grown a lot since the last time I saw them.

Q13 of 15: We still have never seen snow.

Q14 of 15: What did you have for breakfast this morning? I had a coffee and croissant.

Q15 of 15: Have you been singing professionally for long?

Malena Erin

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Good job Carol!

Malena Erin

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EXERCISE 2. Complete these sentences with Present Perfect or Past Simple.

1. I (read) that book.

2. She (go) home three years ago.

3. I (met) Mr and Mrs Shelley.

4. She (start) school in 1984.

5. I (leave) the office early last night.

6. He (see) the film.

7. (You be) to Austria?

 

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7. Have you been to austria?.

6.He has seen the film.

5.I left early the office last night.

4.She started school in 1984.

3.I have met Mr and Mrs schelley.

2.She has gone home three years ago.

1.I've read that book.

 

Malena Erin

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Good job bakoo!

Carol Ocell

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1. I have read that book.

2. She went home three years ago.

3. I meet Mr and Mrs Shelley.

4. She started school in 1984.

5. I leave the office early last night.

6. He saw the film.

7. Have you been to Austria?