T096 - Past Simple or Present Perfect Tense

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Fill in the correct tense form : SIMPLE PAST or PRESENT PERFECT !

  1. my brother yesterday ? (YOU MEET)
  2. We here since February 21st. (LIVE)
  3. John out twenty minutes ago . (GO)
  4. Look ! I a new dress (BUY)
  5. When she the restaurant she Peter (ENTER, SEE)
  6. I the book many times before (READ).
  7. I the book before dinner (READ).
  8. When ? (THE WAR , START)
  9. He French for ten years. Two years ago he with German . (STUDY, START)


  1. I the newspaper yet today (NOT READ).
  2. Up to now, they to Africa (NOT BE)
  3. a good play lately ? (YOU SEE)
  4. How much for that suit ? (YOU PAY)
  5. He on the radio. (JUST SWITCH)
  6. I married a few weeks ago (GET)
  7. She her homework two days ago (FINISH)
  8. When the bell. I probably didn't hear it. (YOU RING)
  9. I in France since my cousin almost ten yeas ago. (NOT LIVE, DIE)