Past Simple or Present Perfect – Exercise 2

Task No. 1293

Put the verbs into the gaps. Use Past Simple or Present Perfect.

Welcome to your Past Simple or Present Perfect – Exercise 2

1
Have you heard? Jake his leg. (to break)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - the broken leg.
2
Sean to go to Australia this morning. (to leave)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because of THIS morning
3
Petra to the shops. She will be back soon. (to go)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - Petra is not available
4
I in America when I was a child. (to live)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because of WHEN I was a child is past
5
Susan in this house all her life. (to live)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - Susan still lives in the house
6
Last night we fish for our dinner. (to eat)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because of LAST night
7
I anyone famous. (never/to meet)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - still not met
8
She for her degree at Oxford. (to study)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because it is a finished action
9
the postman yet? (to be)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - Postman YES or NO
10
I to Monica today, but I to her last night. (not/to speak - to speak)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT in the 1st part because we are interested in the RESULT that has not happened and Past Simple in 2nd because is is in the past