Mixed past tenses in narrative

Narrative tenses are verb tenses that are used to talk about the past.
They are often found in stories and descriptions of past events.

The following are examples of narrative tenses:

Past simple - 'We left on a rainy day'

Past continuous - 'It was pouring down even at midday'

Past perfect - 'It had rained off and on for ten days'

When narrating past events, do not mix past and present, as these will confuse the reader / listener.

Index of exercises on mixed past tenses in a narrative text

Exercise # 1 (cloze test)

Exercise # 2 (multiple choice)

Exercise # 3 (multiple choice)

Exercise # 4 (multiple choice)

Exercise # 5 (multiple choice)