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The Simple Past Tense : 

The Simple Past Tense

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The simple past tense is used to talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past. You state when it happened using a time adverb (yesterday, etc.)

The past of the verb to be is was/were. We form a simple past tense like this… : 

The past of the verb to be is was/were. We form a simple past tense like this…

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5-5 PAST TIME WORDS: YESTERDAY, LAST, AND AGO NOTICE: In (a): yesterday is used with morning, afrernoon, and evening. In (b): last is used with night, with long periods of time (week, month, year), with seasons and with days of the week. In (c): ago means "in the past." It follows specific lengths of time (e.g., two minutes + ago, five years + ago).

Exercices : 

Exercices Exercise Was or Were? Complete the sentences with was or were. Then change them into negative form I__________ happy. You_______ angry. She_______ in London last week. He__________ on holiday. It________ cold. We_______ at school. You_______ at the cinema. They______ at home. The cat_______ on the roof. The children_________ in the garden.

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Use yesterday or last. 1. I dreamed about you_______ night. 2. I was downtown_______ morning. 3. Two students were absent______ Friday. 4. Ann wasn't at home_______ night. 5. Ann wasn't at home________ evening. 6. Carmen was out of town________ week. 7. I visited my aunt and uncle________ fall. 8. Roberto walked home_______ afternoon. 9. My sister amved in Miami_________ Sunday. 10. We watched TV__________ night.

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Complete the sentences. Use ago in your completion. 1. I'm in class today, but I was absent from class 2. I'm in this country now, but I was in my country 3. 1 was in santiago 4. I was in elementary school 5. I arrived in this city 6. There is a nice park in this city. I was at the park 7. We finished EXERCISE 2 8. 1 was home in bed 9. It rained in this city

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Change the sentences into interrogative form provide a short answer Bob is in class today. Was bob in class yesterday? Yes, he was 1. I'm in class today. 2. Mary is at the library today. 3. The classroom is hot today. 4. We're in class today. 5. You're busy today. 6. I'm happy today. 7. Ann is in her office today. 8. Tom is in his office today. 9. Ann and Tom are in their offices today.

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Simple past timeline For example: "Last year I took my exams." "I got married in 1992."

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It can be used to describe events that happened over a period of time in the past but not now. For example: "I lived in South Africa for two years." The simple past tense is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actions that took place in the past. For example: "When I was a child we always went to the seaside on bank holidays."

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