Perfect and imperfect past tense exercises (6th to 9th grade)

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Select the alternative that completes the sentences by replacing the * with the perfect or imperfect past tense of the indicative mood of the verbs in parentheses.

I. She * Paris several times and was always enchanted by the city. (visit)

II. We* were at a new restaurant last week. (eat)

III. While traveling, she always took *photos* to document her experiences. (to throw)

a) visited, ate, took

b) visited, ate, took

c) had visited, we would eat, took

d) visited, ate, took

Answer key explained

I. She visited Paris several times and was always enchanted by the city.

The verb form "visited" is in the past perfect tense of the simple indicative. It indicates that the visit action was completed in the past.

II. Us we eat at a new restaurant last week.

The verb form "we ate" is in the past perfect tense of the simple indicative. It indicates that the eating action was completed in the past (last week).

III. While traveling, she always took photos to document your experiences.

The verb form "tirava" is in the imperfect past tense. It indicates that the action of taking photos occurred in the past, but conveying the idea of ​​continuity.
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Past perfect tense of the compound indicative

Imperfect subjunctive tense

(I) have been playing

(if I) played

(you) have been playing

(if you) played

(he/she) has been playing

(if he/she) played

(we) have been playing

(if we) played

(you) have played

(if you) played

(they) have been playing

(if they) played

Phrase in perfect past tense of the compound indicative: They HAS PLAYED every Saturday.

Phrase in the imperfect subjunctive tense:IF I PLAYED every Saturday, she would have more championship points.

What are the tenses and moods of the following verb forms: had done, would do and have done.

a) perfect past tense of the compound indicative, imperfect past tense and present tense of the indicative

b) past perfect of the compound indicative, future of the past and perfect past of the compound indicative

c) pluperfect past tense compound of the indicative, future tense of the past tense and perfect past tense of the compound indicative

d) imperfect past tense of the indicative, past perfect tense of the indicative and past-perfect preterite of the subjunctive

Answer key explained

HAD DONE = pluperfect past tense of the compound indicative, which indicates action, state or phenomenon completed before another in the past. Example: I had already exercised before you arrived.

FARIA = future tense, which indicates action, state or phenomenon that could happen before a past situation. Example: I would exercise if I had time.

I HAVE DONE = past perfect tense of the compound indicative, which indicates action, state or phenomenon that occurred in the past, but which continues to the present, and expresses certainty. Example: I have been exercising at the end of the day.

Indicate the sentences whose verbs are in the past perfect tense.

a) action that happened in the past but was not fully completed and action completed in the past

b) action completed in the past and action completed before another in the past

c) action completed in the past and action that happened in the past but was not fully completed

d) action completed in the past and action that happened in the past but was not fully completed

Answer key explained

past perfect indicates an action completed in the past. Example: I loved, ate, allowed.

imperfect past tense indicates an action that happened in the past, but was not fully completed. Example: loved, ate, allowed.

The verb form Pode belongs to the perfect past tense of the indicative.

Suggested sentence: With the help of his classmates, the student was able to finish the work on time.

FERNANDES, Márcia. Perfect and imperfect past tense exercises (6th to 9th year).All Matter, [n.d.]. Available in: https://www.todamateria.com.br/exercicios-preterito-perfeito-e-imperfeito/. Access at:

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