Past tense and the present perfect

Example: 

Have you told him the truth?

a) Yes, I... have.

a) No, I ... haven't.

For these answers, just repeat the auxiliary verb used in the question. If necessary, if the answer begins with 'no', then put it into the negative.

 

b) Yes, I (tell) have told him the truth.

b) No, I (not tell) haven't told him the truth.

b) Yes, I (tell) told him the truth this morning.

For these answers, put the verb in bracket into the present perfect or the simple past tense. Sometimes both tenses are possible.

A PDF version of this exercise is available to download here.

Okay, here are the questions:

1. Have you ever slept on a plane?

a) Yes, I...

b) No, ( (sleep) on the flight last week.

2. Have you broken the window?

a) No, I...

b) No, I (not break) any windows.

3. Has she brought the book?

a) Yes, she...

b) Yes, she (bring) it this morning.

4. Have they finished building the new offices?

a) No, they...

b) They only (build) half of it so far.

5. Has she burst the balloon?

a) No, she...

b) She (burst) three balloons already.

6. Has the dog eaten its dinner?

a) Yes it...

b) It (eat) three cans of food this morning!

7. Have you finished your homework?

a) Yes, we...

b) We (finish) it yesterday evening.

8. Has he come home?

a) Yes, he (come) ten minutes ago.

b) No, he...

9. Have you caught a cold?

a) I (catch) it yesterday.

b) Yes, I...

10. Have you done this?

a) No, we...

b) We (not do) anything!

11. Have you ever flown?

a) I once (fly) to Spain, but that was several years ago.

b) Yes, I...

12.Have you ever forgotten your phone?

a) I (forget) it a few times. I'm always doing this.

b) Yes, I...

 

13. Has she lost her keys?

a) Yes, she...

b) Yes, she (lose) them an hour ago.

 

14. Have they run out of money?

a) Yes, they...

b) Yes, they (run) out of money as soon as they got to the casino.

 

15. Have we paid the bills?

a) No, we ...

b) Yes! Don't you remember? We (pay) them last week!

 

16. Have you seen Simon this morning?

a) No, we...

b) Yes, we (see) him around.

 

17. Have you spent all that money I gave you?

a) No, I (spend) half of it.

b) Yes, I...

 

18. Has he written his job application?

a) No, he...

b) Yes, he (write) it as soon as he saw the advertisement.

 

19. Has that man stolen that car?

a) No, he (not steal) it. It was his car but he'd left his keys inside and he was trying to get in!

b) No he...

 

20. Has she sold the car yet?

a) No, she (not sell) it yet, but she's getting a lot of enquiries about it.

b) No, she...

 

21. Have they laid the rug on the floor?

a) Yes, they...

b) Yes, they (lay) the rug five minutes ago.

 

22. Have you had your English lessons yet?

a) Yes, I...

b) Yes, I (have) two lessons so far today and will be getting another one!

 

23. Have they rung the bell?

a) Yes, they (ring) it a minute ago! Didn't you hear it?

b) Yes, they... 

24. Has she sworn to keep our secret?

a) No, she...

b) She (swear) to keeping our secret for as long as she lives.

AND NOW THE ANSWERS...

1. Have you ever slept on a plane?

a) Yes, I have.

b) Yes, I slept on the flight last week.

2. Have you broken the window?

a) No, I haven't.

b) No, I haven't broken/didn't break any windows.

3. Has she brought the book?

a) Yes, she has.

b) Yes, she brought it (bring) this morning.

4. Have they finished building the new offices?

a) No, they haven't.

b) They have only built half of it so far.

5. Has she burst the balloon?

a) No, she hasn't.

b) She has burst three balloons already.

6. Has the dog eaten its dinner?

a) Yes it has.

b) It has eaten three cans of food so far this morning!

7. Have you finished your homework?

a) Yes, we have.

b) We finished it yesterday evening.

8. Has he come home?

a) Yes, he came ten minutes ago.

b) No, he hasn't.

9. Have you caught a cold?

a) I caught it yesterday.

b) Yes, I have.

10. Have you done this?

a) No, we haven't.

b) We haven't done/didn't do anything!

11. Have you ever flown?

a) I once flew to Spain, but that was several years ago.

b) Yes, I have.

12.Have you ever forgotten your phone?

a) I've forgotten it a few times. I'm always doing this.

b) Yes, I have.

 

13. Has she lost her keys?

a) Yes, she has.

b) Yes, she lost them an hour ago.

 

14. Have they run out of money?

a) Yes, they have.

b) Yes, they ran out of money as soon as they got to the casino.

 

15. Have we paid the bills?

a) No, we haven't.

b) Yes! Don't you remember? We paid them last week!

 

16. Have you seen Simon this morning?

a) No, we haven't.

b) Yes, we've seen him around.

 

17. Have you spent all that money I gave you?

a) No, I've spent half of it.

b) Yes, I have.

 

18. Has he written his job application?

a) No, he hasn't.

b) Yes, he wrote it as soon as he saw the advertisement.

 

19. Has that man stolen that car?

a) No, he hasn't stolen it. It was his car but he'd left his keys inside and he was trying to get in!

b) No he hasn't.

 

20. Has she sold the car yet?

a) No, she hasn't sold it yet, but she's getting a lot of enquiries about it.

b) No, she hasn't.

 

21. Have they laid the rug on the floor?

a) Yes, they have.

b) Yes, they laid the rug five minutes ago.

 

22. Have you had your English lessons yet?

a) Yes, I have.

b) Yes, I've had two lessons so far today and will be getting another one!

 

23. Have they rung the bell?

a) Yes, they rang it a minute ago! Didn't you hear it?

b) Yes, they have

24. Has she sworn to keep our secret?

a) No, she hasn't.

b) She's sworn to keeping our secret for as long as she lives.

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