The Simple Past Tense : The Simple Past Tense Yesterday I went for a swim. Affirmative:The past tense of regular verbs is formed by adding –d or –ed to the base form of the verb. I worked in a shop last year, I lived in a big house when I was younger. : Affirmative:The past tense of regular verbs is formed by adding –d or –ed to the base form of the verb. I worked in a shop last year, I lived in a big house when I was younger. PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR VERBS I worked hard last weekend Simple Past Tense: Irregular verbs : Simple Past Tense: Irregular verbs Affirmative:
Irregular past verb forms must be learned because they don’t follow any rule:
See saw I went to Paris last July PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBSNegative: : PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBSNegative: Use did not or didn’t + a base form verb to make the past simple tense negative. I didn’t work last summer I didn’t live in a flat during my last Summer holidays.
I didn’t go to Berlin last July : Interrogative:
Use did + subject + a base form verb to make the past simple interrogative. Did you play sport last Summer? Did you travel by boat last holidays?
Yes, I did.
Did you see any dolphins?
No I didn’t. PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBS Slide 7: 1.To talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past. You state when it happened using a time adverb (yesterday, last Mont.):
“Last year I took my exams”.
2. It can be used to describe events that happened over a period of time in the past but not now:
"I lived in Asia for two years."
3. It is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actions that took place in the past:
"When I was a child we always went to the seaside on bank holidays." The Simple Past Tense is used The Simple Past Tense : Time expressions:
Yesterday, last month, last year, last time, … ago, in ... The Simple Past Tense My friends travelled to Saudi Arabia two years ago