Present Perfect vs Simple Past 1

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Present Perfect Tense
Simple Past Tense
Verb Tenses Chart

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Simple Past vs Present Perfect
Complete the following exercise with present perfect or simple past tense.

1. He (live) in London for two years and then

(go) to Edinburgh.

2. (wear) your hair long when you were at school?

Yes, my mother (insist) on it.

3. But when I (leave) school I (cut) my

hair and (wear) it short ever since.

4. Shakespeare (write) a lot of plays.

5. My brother (write) several plays. He

(just / finish) his second tragedy.

6. I (fly) over Loch Ness last week.

(you/see) the Loch Ness monster?

7. I (not see) him for three years. I wonder where he is.

8. He (not smoke) for two weeks. He is trying to give

it up.

9. Chopin (compose) some of his music in Majorca.

10. When (arrive)?

He (arrive) at 2.00.

11. (you / lock) the door before you left the house?

12. I (read) his books when I was at school. I

(enjoy) them very much.

13. I can't go out because I (not finish) my work.

14. I (never / drink) whiskey.

15. I (write) the letter but I can't find a stamp.

16. The clock is slow.

It isn't slow, it (stop).

17. Here are your shoes; I (just / clean) them.

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