Soal Simple Past Tense

Materi Simple Past Tense

Sekilas Simple Past Tense

Simple past tense merupakan bentuk kata kerja untuk menyatakan bahwa suatu kejadian terjadi di masa lalu dimana waktu atau periode kejadiannya dapat disebutkan secara spesifik.

Simple past tense dibentuk dari verb-2 (past tense) berupa kata kerja biasa yang menyatakan tindakan atau keadaan; atau verb “to be” (was/were). Verb-2 dibentuk dengan menambahkan -ed, -en, -d, -t, -n, atau -ne pada base form berupa regular verb. Pada base form berupa irregular verb, bentuk verb-2 tidak konsisten.

Was untuk singular subject kecuali you, sedangkan were untuk plural subject dan you.

rumus simple past tense positif, negatif, dan interogatif
rumus simple past tense positif, negatif, dan interogatif

10 Contoh Soal Simple Past Tense Pilihan Ganda

Pilihlah salah satu jawaban untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini.

  1. I sometimes … my head under the water when I swam in the ocean.

    1. put
    2. puts
  2. He was sleeping when you … him last night.

    1. called
    2. was calling
  3. The woman had already left when her friends …

    1. come
    2. came
  4. You … regret if you joined the community.

    1. wouldn’t
    2. won’t
  5. Did the tour participants … the sunrise this morning?

    1. see
    2. saw
  6. The businessman … the sales contract two days ago.

    1. backs out of
    2. backed out of
  1. The family … in poverty for two decades.

    1. lived
    2. live
  2. It wasn’t her who … money from your wallet.

    1. took
    2. takes
  3. How did you … your last weekend?

    1. spent
    2. spend
  4. They made mistakes because they didn’t … the guidelines.

    1. followed
    2. follow


  1. a. put | Simple past tense digunakan untuk menyatakan kebiasaan dimasa lampau.
  2. a. called | Simple past tense untuk menunjukkan bahwa ada aksi berdurasi pendek yang terjadi ketika aksi berdurasi panjang (past continuous tense “was sleeping”) sedang berlangsung.
  3. b. came | Simple past tense untuk menunjukkan bahwa aksi langsung mengikuti aksi yang telah selesai (past perfect tense “had left”).
  4. a. wouldn’t | Simple past tense digunakan pada conditional sentence type 2.
  5. a. see | Bare infinitive (bentuk dasar verb) digunakan sebagai kata kerja pada interrogative sentence simple past tense.
  6. b. backed out of | “Two days ago” merupakan time signal untuk tense ini.
  7. a. lived
  8. a. took
  9. b. spend | Gunakan bare infinitive sebagai kata kerja pada kalimat pertanyaan simple past tense.
  10. b. follow | Bare infinitive digunakan sebagai kata kerja pada kalimat negatif simple past tense.

Materi Simple Past Tense

Related Posts:


  1. Simple Past Tense. Accessed on August 16, 2013.
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  3. Verb Tenses. Accessed on February 21, 2013.
  4. Understanding When, While and During.,While,During.doc. Accessed on December 13, 2012.
  5. The Simple Past and the Past Progressive with When and While. Accessed on December 13, 2012.
  6. Past Simple Tense Quiz. Accessed on August 20, 2013.

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88 thoughts on “Soal Simple Past Tense”

  1. Thank you for your web it so help
    Could you explain for question no 10, why the answer a instead b ?
    as my undestanding if didn’t (Past tense) so for the verb also change to Paste Tense (Follow become Followed)

    • Hi Elfans… thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

      The answer for #10 is B (follow). The auxiliary verb “do/does/did” is always followed by a bare infinitive (the base form of a verb) that functions as a main verb in a sentence.

  2. Thanks a million for kak wilma, webnya ngebatu banget buat improve my knowledge, khususnya buat saya yg sbagai pemula;^

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