Past Simple or Present Perfect – Exercise 4

Task No. 1295

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

Welcome to your Past Simple or Present Perfect - Exercise 4

1
The doctor on the patient last night. (to operate)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because it is a finished action - Last night
2
I her an email but she yet. (to send - not/to answer)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE in the 1st part because it is a finished action. In the 2nd use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the action - not answered
3
Jake two holidays this year. (already/to have)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - two holidays - and the year is not finished
4
How many times  you to listen to your teacher? (I/to tell)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - the number of times
5
your bedroom yet? Yes, I it this afternoon. (you/tidy - to do)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT in the 1st part because we are interested in the RESULT - PAST SIMPLE in the 2nd because the action is finished.
6
to the theatre when you were in London? (you/to go)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because it is a finished action - the trip to London is over
7
We  into this flat in June, so we  here for 6 months. (to move - to live)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE in 1st because the action - to move - is finished. Use PRESENT PERFECT in 2nd as the action still continues.
8
Sorry I am late. I my train. (to miss)
Clue
Use PAST SIMPLE because it is a finished action - missing the train
9
I Martin since I  school. (not/to see - to leave)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - not seeing and the PAST SIMPLE because the action - leave - is finished.
10
the news? She a baby girl last night! (you/to hear - to have)
Clue
Use PRESENT PERFECT because we are interested in the RESULT - hearing the news. Then PAST SIMPLE because the action - the birth - is finished.