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a great explanation about the simple past tense that i found in the internet

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Simple Past Tense:

Simple Past Tense We use the simple past tense to talk about what happened at a definite time in the past. There are some common expressions we use: yesterday, last night, a month ago, last week, yesterday afternoon, etc

The Verb “to be”:

The Verb “ to be ” Statements: “I / He / She / It” was very good. Questions:“You / We / They” were very smart. Was “I / he / she / it” very good? Were “you / we / they” very smart? Negative sentences: “I / He / She / It” was not very good. “You / We / They” were not very smart.

Regular Verbs:

Regular Verbs Most verbs ( + ed ) walk→walked play →played Verbs ending in e (+d) live →lived use →used Verbs ending in a consonant + y (-y + ied ) (consonant: p, t, r, etc) cry →cried carry →carried Short verbs ending in a vowel + a consonant (vowel: a, e, i , o, u) (double the consonant + y) stop →stopped shop →shopped

Irregular Verbs:

Irregular Verbs No change cost →cost put →put Change the vowel or the consonant come →came ring →rang make →made sit →sat Change the whole word buy →bought do →did

Negative Sentences :

Negative Sentences We add “did not” before the main verb to form negative sentence. (did not = didn’t) I did not see Sandy this morning. John did not go to church last Sunday. David did not watch TV last night.

Questions:

Questions We add “Did” before the subject Did you have breakfast this morning? Did you wash the dishes last night? Did you bring the umbrella?

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