Honors English
Verb Tense Worksheet #3
Simple Past / Present Perfect / Past Perfect

Name: …………………………………….. Period: …... Date: ………..

Directions: Write the correct form of the verb in the spaces provided.

1. When I (arrive)…………………….. home last night, I discovered that Jane (prepare)…………………………….. a beautiful candle-lit dinner.

2. Since I began acting, I (perform)……………………….. in two plays, a television commercial and a TV drama. However, I…………………………. (speak, never even) publicly before I came to Hollywood in 1985.

3. By the time I got to the office, the meeting (begin, already)……………………………..without me. My boss (be)………………………. furious with me and I (be)…………………. fired.

4. When I (turn) the radio on yesterday, I (hear) ………………………. a song that was popular when I was in high school. I (hear, not) …………………….the song in years, and it (bring) ……………………….. back some great memories.

5. Last week, I (run) ……………………….into an ex-girlfriend of mine. We (see, not) ………………………..each other in years, and both of us (change) a great deal. I (enjoy) ……………………………talking to her so much that I (ask) ……………………………… her out on a date. We are getting together tonight for dinner.

6. When Jack (enter) ……………………………….the room, I (recognize, not)
…………………………. him because he (lose) __ so much weight and (grow) …………………………………… a beard. He looked totally different!

7. The Maya established a very advanced civilization in the jungles of the Yucatan; however, their culture (disappear, virtually) ……………………….by the time Europeans first (arrive) ………………………………. in the New World.

8. I (visit) ………………………………so many beautiful places since I (come) ……………………….. to Utah. Before moving here, I (hear, never)
……………………………………of Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches or Canyonlands.