Le passé simple - Exercises

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Exercise

Type in the verbs in their correct passé simple form.

  1. Je (dormir)  pendant dix heures.[I slept for ten hours.]|1st person singular: We remove the ir-ending and add is.
  2. Ils se (réveiller)  à huit heures.[They woke up at eight.]|3rd person plural: We remove the er-ending and add èrent.
  3. Nous (sortir)  de la maison.[We went out of the house.]|1st person plural: We remove the ir-ending and add îmes.
  4. Vous (arriver)  en retard.[You arrived too late.]|2nd person plural: We remove the er-ending and add âtes.
  5. Tu (répondre)  à la question.[You answered the question.]|2nd person singular: We remove the re-ending and add is.

Type in the verbs in their correct passé simple form. Don’t forget about the exceptions in the construction.

  1. Est-ce que vous (être)  surpris?[Were you surprised?]|Être is an irregular verb.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  2. Ils (venir)  à midi.[They came at noon.]|Venir is conjugated differently in the passé simple.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  3. Tu (voyager)  autour du monde.[You travelled around the world.]|For verbs ending with ger, we add an e before the ending, except in the 3rd person plural.
  4. Nous (avoir)  soudain très faim.[We suddenly felt very hungry.]|Avoir is an irregular verb.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  5. Je (commencer)  un exercice.[I began an exercise.]|For verbs ending with cer, we add a ç before the ending, except in the 3rd person plural.

Type in the verbs in their correct passé simple form. Don’t forget about the exceptions in the construction for some verbs.

  1. Je (revoir)  un ami d'enfance hier.[I saw a childhood friend again yesterday.]|Revoir is an irregular verb.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  2. Est-ce que vous (aller)  au restaurant?[Did you go to the restaurant?]|Aller is an irregular verb, but not in the passé simple.|2nd person plural: We remove the er-ending and add âtes.
  3. Maxime se (souvenir)  de la recette.[Maxime remembered the recipe.]|Se souvenir is conjugated differently in the passé simple.|See venir in the List of Irregular Verbs.
  4. Ils (avancer)  la date du rendez-vous.[They moved the appointment forward.]|For verbs ending with cer, we add a ç except in the 3rd person plural.
  5. Nous (comprendre)  la phrase.[We understood the sentence.]|Comprendre is an irregular verb.|See prendre in the List of Irregular Verbs.