PASTPAST SIMPLESIMPLE
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● Add -ed to the base form of most verbs.
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE
start started
finish finished
w...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
●
Add only -ed when the base form ends in an e.
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE
live lived
hate hated
die...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● If the verb ends in a consonant + y, change the y to
i and add –ed.
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE
stu...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● If the verb ends in a vowel + y, do not change the
y. Just add – ed.
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE
pl...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● If the verb has one syllable and ends in a consonant + vowel
+ consonant (CVC),double the fin...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● Do not double final w or x.
BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE
sew sewed
mix mixed
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is
stressed, double the final consonant...
REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS
● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is not
stressed, do not double the fina...
EXAMPLESEXAMPLES
● I wanted to learn English.
● You listened to music yesterday.
● He played football in Mexico.
● We live...
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PAST SIMPLE, REGULAR VERBS (RULES & EXAMPLES)

  1. 1. PASTPAST SIMPLESIMPLE
  2. 2. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Add -ed to the base form of most verbs. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE start started finish finished work worked wash washed
  3. 3. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Add only -ed when the base form ends in an e. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE live lived hate hated die died joke joked
  4. 4. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb ends in a consonant + y, change the y to i and add –ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE study studied carry carried try tried copy copied
  5. 5. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb ends in a vowel + y, do not change the y. Just add – ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE play played stay stayed destroy destroyed pray prayed
  6. 6. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has one syllable and ends in a consonant + vowel + consonant (CVC),double the final consonant and add –ed. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE stop stopped rob robbed ban banned mop mopped
  7. 7. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● Do not double final w or x. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE sew sewed mix mixed
  8. 8. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is stressed, double the final consonant. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE admit admitted occur ocurred permit permitted
  9. 9. REGULAR VERBSREGULAR VERBS ● If the verb has two syllables, and the final syllable is not stressed, do not double the final consonant. BASE FORM PAST SIMPLE happen happened listen listened open opened
  10. 10. EXAMPLESEXAMPLES ● I wanted to learn English. ● You listened to music yesterday. ● He played football in Mexico. ● We lived in a flat two year ago. ● She used the correct word in this exercise. ● They liked Rome.
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