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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.)

You form the simple past of a verb by adding -ed onto the end of a regular verb but, irregular verb forms have to be learned. : 

You form the simple past of a verb by adding -ed onto the end of a regular verb but, irregular verb forms have to be learned.

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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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