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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #4212: Simple past or present perfect ?
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: | Past [Change theme]
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    Simple past or present perfect ?

     The simple past is used to talk about actions in the past that have finished, without connection to the present.

    - Used with these time words : when - then - ago - yesterday - last ... - in .....

    The present perfect simple is used to look back on actions in the past with a connection to the present.

    - Used with these  time words : ever - never - before - since - how long - for - just - this - yet - already

    Write the verbs in the simple past or present perfect, don't use contractions except for n6

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    1. Where you yesterday evening ? (BE)
    2. We only the new brochure two weeks ago. (ORDER)
    3. I'm so excited ! I a new flat ! I can't wait to move in it ! (BUY)
    4. They looking for a new superviser in April, but still haven't found one ! (START)
    5. We a new washing machine in June and it has already broken down twice ! (BUY)
    6. She the invitations yet ! They're going to be late ! (Not START)
    7. Last year, I to Japan and South East Asia . (TRAVEL)
    8. We the new machine but it won't be delivered until May . (ORDER)
    9. I have a fabulous job ! I all over the world ! (TRAVEL)
    10. How long here ? It must be for quite a long time ! (You - BE)

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