Answer Sheet - Past Simple & Present Perfect

This page displays the answers to the 'Past Simple & Present Perfect' quiz.

Q1 - He ..... there when he was a child
has lived
lived

Q2 - I ........ her since last year
haven't seen
didn't see

Q3 - They ......... a few minutes ago
left
have left

Q4 - She .......... unemployed since she left school
has not been
was not

Q5 - They ....... the contract last week
finalised
have finalised

Q6 - The film .......... yet
hasn't started
didn't start

Q7 - She ........ ill since Thursday
was
has been

Q8 - I ........ the project last night
have finished
finished

Q9 - Look- someone ....... their handbag in the room
left
has left

Q10 - ............ to Rome?
Did you ever go
Have you ever been

Q11 - I can't get into my house because I ........ my keys
lost
have lost

Q12 - Nobody ....... the phone when it rang
answered
has answered

Q13 - I ......... up smoking last year
gave
have given

Q14 - You can't see her because she ......... home
has gone
went

Q15 - ............... to the United States?
Did you ever go
Have you ever been

Q16 - I never ......... my grandmother as she died before I was born
knew
have known

Q17 - It's the first time I ........ caviar
ate
have eaten

Q18 - The first time we ......... was just the other day
spoke
have spoken

Q19 - It stinks in here; someone ........... smoking
was
has been

Q20 - He's in hospital because he ............. leg
has broken
broke

Q21 - I've known her since we ......... at school together
were
have been

Q22 - It's ages since we ........
spoke
have spoken

Q23 - It's been ages since we ........ from Dave
have heard
heard

Q24 - The last time I saw Fran ........ ages ago
was
has been

Q25 - I ........ from her lately
haven't heard
didn't hear

Q26 - I just ........ the time to go to the cinema recently
didn't have
haven't had

Q27 - I ........ just Meg and Brian at the party
have seen
saw

Q28 - I ........ busy for the past fortnight
was
have been

Q29 - She ......... away for the last two weeks
has been
was

Q30 - ......... to the concert on Friday?
Did you go
Have you been

Q31 - This is the first time I ........ here
have been
was

Q32 - I ....... them since my schooldays
have known
knew

Q33 - He ......... yet
hasn't arrived
didn't arrive

Q34 - They ........... the contract yet
didn't sign
haven't signed

Q35 - The newspaper ......... very successful lately
hasn't been
wasn't

Q36 - He ...... during the war
died
has died

Q37 - I ......... breakfast before leaving home this morning
haven't had
didn't have

Q38 - I ....... a taxi so I came on the bus
haven't found
didn't find

Q39 - John's nervous because he .......... such a difficult test before
has never taken
never took

Q40 - My stereo ....... working last night
stopped
has stopped

Q41 - Two people ....... at the game on Saturday
were arrested
have been arrested

Q42 - I .......... a holiday for ages
didn't have
haven't had

Q43 - We ....... out on Saturday night
haven't gone
didn't go

Q44 - I ....... it last week
bought
have bought

Q45 - She hasn't ........ here for ages
been
gone

Q46 - I .......... to water-ski in 1993
learnt
have learnt

Q47 - She ....... an absolute fortune last year
has earned
earned

Q48 - The weather ....... dreadful for the whole two weeks we were there
was
has been

Q49 - No one ...... to do it yet
has managed
managed

Q50 - I ...... the dog for a walk because it was raining
haven't taken
didn't take

Q51 - I ........... finished the exam in time yesterday
only just finished
have only just finished

Q52 - The weather ..... dreadful at the weekend
has been
was