Past Simple and Irregular Verbs: A Guide with Exercises

Simple Past Tense: How to Use It, With Examples

A Practical Guide to Irregular Verbs in Past Simple: Exercises and Examples

Irregular verbs are one of the most challenging topics to master in English, but their correct usage in the Past Simple form is key to improving your language skills. In this article, we’ll explore how to properly form the past tense for irregular verbs and provide practical exercises to reinforce the material. You’ll learn how to use Past Simple in various contexts to make your English more grammatically correct and fluent.

We’ve prepared an irregular verb table with the most common words you need to know for exams and everyday communication. Additionally, you’ll find exercises with answers that will help you apply theoretical knowledge in practice. If you want to improve your vocabulary and understand how to correctly use these important verbs, this article is for you.

What are irregular verbs?

In English, irregular verbs are verbs that don’t follow the general rules for forming the past tense (Past Simple) and past participle. Usually, for regular verbs in Past Simple, the ending “-ed” is added. For example, “walk” becomes “walked”. Irregular verbs change their form differently, and these changes need to be memorized.

Table with Popular Examples of Irregular Verbs in Past Simple

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The complete table can be found in the section: Irregular verbs

Exercise: Transforming Verbs into Past Simple Form

You need to correctly fill in the blanks for each sentence by putting the verbs in parentheses into their past tense (Past Simple) form. Most of these verbs are irregular, so you’ll need to look up their forms in the table below. For regular verbs, add the “-ed” ending. Make sure you use the correct verb form according to the context of the sentence.

I (play) my favorite game yesterday.

She   (write) a letter to her friend.

He (go) to the market yesterday.

They (see) a movie last night.

We (eat) pizza for dinner.

You (buy) a new book last week.

I (take) a lot of photos during the trip.

She (come) to the party on Friday.

He (make) a delicious cake.

They (have) a great time at the beach.

I (visit) my grandparents last weekend.

She (call) her friend to ask about the homework.

We (do) our homework before dinner.

You (find) your keys under the couch.

I (meet) an old friend at the park.

She (sing) beautifully at the concert.

He (run) a marathon last month.

He (clean) his room before the guests arrived.

They (watch) a documentary about wildlife.

They (build) a new house in the neighborhood.

We (drive) to the countryside last weekend.

You (speak) to the manager about the issue.

I (give) her a present on her birthday.

She (wear) a beautiful dress at the party.

We (bake) some cookies for the school event.

He (break) his phone by accident.

They (tell) us an interesting story.

We (send) the parcel yesterday.

You (catch) the ball easily.

I (sleep) very well last night.

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