The Simple Past Tense

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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: Go went Come came Buy bought Drink drank Eat ate Find found 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

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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

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