Simple Past
Add -edFor most regular verbs, you need to do is add  –ed. Look at the following examples.• Jump• Kick• Want
Verbs that end in -eThere are some verbs that already end with an e. For these verbs, just add –d.• Believe• Achieve
Verbs that end with consonant -yA few verbs end with –y. For these verbs, you drop the –y and add –ied.• Cry• Try
Vowel -yFor verbs that end with a vowel –y, you use  the basic –ed rule.• Play• Stay
Conjugations…In English, there are no conjugations in the   past tense.I passedYou passedHe/She/It passedWe passedThey pas...
Use – Completed Action in the              PastUse the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished...
Irregular VerbsUnfortunately, there are many, many irregular verbs in English. You must memorize these. Use your irregular...
Questions - Past TenseMaking questions in the simple past tense is very simple. You change “do” to “did.” Look at the exam...
Passive Voice     Past Tense of to be + past participle• I studied.  – I was studied.• I saw  – I was seen.
Assignment•   Write 2 sentences using regular verbs in    the simple past.•   Write 3 sentences using irregular verbs in  ...
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Simple past

  1. 1. Simple Past
  2. 2. Add -edFor most regular verbs, you need to do is add –ed. Look at the following examples.• Jump• Kick• Want
  3. 3. Verbs that end in -eThere are some verbs that already end with an e. For these verbs, just add –d.• Believe• Achieve
  4. 4. Verbs that end with consonant -yA few verbs end with –y. For these verbs, you drop the –y and add –ied.• Cry• Try
  5. 5. Vowel -yFor verbs that end with a vowel –y, you use the basic –ed rule.• Play• Stay
  6. 6. Conjugations…In English, there are no conjugations in the past tense.I passedYou passedHe/She/It passedWe passedThey passed
  7. 7. Use – Completed Action in the PastUse the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. I saw a movie yesterday. I didnt see a movie yesterday. Last year, I traveled to Japan.
  8. 8. Irregular VerbsUnfortunately, there are many, many irregular verbs in English. You must memorize these. Use your irregular verb sheet.
  9. 9. Questions - Past TenseMaking questions in the simple past tense is very simple. You change “do” to “did.” Look at the example below.He ate a lot of tamales.Did he eat a lot of tamales?
  10. 10. Passive Voice Past Tense of to be + past participle• I studied. – I was studied.• I saw – I was seen.
  11. 11. Assignment• Write 2 sentences using regular verbs in the simple past.• Write 3 sentences using irregular verbs in the simple past.• Change these 5 sentences into questions.
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