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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #98363: Present simple or past simple
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    Present simple or past simple

    Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple tense or past simple tense.

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    1. Once upon a time, there (to be) a mysterious old man who lived in a small village in Japan.

    2. -'Pardon me, sir, (you/know) where the bank is?'

    3. My brother and I (to like) neither pizzas nor hamburgers.

    4. Helen Keller lived in Alabama. She (to be) such a lovely baby.

    5. At the age of nineteen months, she (to fall) severely ill and became suddenly deaf and blind.

    6. Although deaf and blind, Helen (to go) to college, graduated and became an extraordinary and famous American writer.

    7. Red blood cells (to carry) oxygen throughout the body.

    8. Emma's mother (to feed) her cats every morning before having her breakfast.

    9. - 'What (your sister/do) for a living?'

    10. -'She is a geneticist. She (to study) genetics when she was at university.'

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