Click here to log in
4 million accounts created!
JOIN our free club and learn English now!
Get a free English lesson every week! 2 MILLION subscribers!
- Our other sites
Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #89555: Adverbs and past tense
Adverbs and past tense
Which adverbs take the Present Simple (Preterite) vs the Present Perfect?
PRESENT PERFECT AND ADVERBS
Use the present perfect :
- With adverbs expressing a temporal link with the present:
Now, by now, so far, since/for, over the past ...
ex: He has been here since this morning.
- With adverbs expressing a consequence in the present:
Always, never, ever, before, already, yet, still, just, recently, it's the first time.
ex: Have you ever been to Australia?
It has just happened.
PRETERITE AND ADVERBS
Use the preterite :
- With expressions that take place in the past:
Once, ago, when, in those days, last week, on Monday, etc.
ex: It happened a long time ago.
- With terms that describe a sequence of past actions:
First, then, later, next ...
ex: He looked at her and then laughed.
Put the verb in parentheses in the correct form : preterite or present perfect! Note the correct placement of the adverb when it is in parentheses.
English exercise "Adverbs and past tense" created by anonyme with The test builder
Click here to see the current stats of this English test
Please log in to save your progress.
End of the free exercise to learn English: Adverbs and past tense
A free English exercise to learn English.
Other English exercises on the same topics : Adverbs | Past | All our lessons and exercises