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  • 1. INTEGRANTS MAIRA DIÁZ VIVIANA GALEANO MARTHA FLÓREZ GLORIA VARGAS
  • 2. The simple past: is used to describe an action that occurred and was completed in the past.
  • 3. Base form + ed Simple Past WALK → WALKED PUSH → PUSHED GREET → GREETED COVER → COVERED •For regular verbs, the simple past is formed by adding -ed to the base form of the verb (infinitive with out to).
  • 4. The simple past tense of all regular verbs is the same for all persons. I → worked yesterday. YOU → worked yesterday. HE, SHE, IT → worked yesterday WE → worked yesterday. THEY → worked yesterday.
  • 5. For regular verbs ending in the vowel -e, add -d. Base form Hate Seize Hope Assume Tie Free Simple past Hated Seized Hoped Assumed Tied Freed
  • 6. For the very few English verbs that end in a vowel other than - e, add -ed. Base form simple past Ski skied echo echoed Exceptions The verbs DO and GO are irregular
  • 7. For regular verbs that end in a vowel + y, add -ed. Base form simple past play played decay decayed survey surveyed enjoy enjoyed Exceptions The verbs SAY and BUY are irregular
  • 8. For regular verbs that end in a consonant +y, change the - y to -i and add -ed. Base form simple past Cry cried Dirty dirtied Ready readied Magnify magnified Exception The verb FLY because is irregular
  • 9. For regular verbs ending in short vowel sounds followed by a consonant, double the final consonant before adding -ed. Base form simple past Dam dammed Beg begged Sin sinned Stop stopped Rub rubbed Do not double final w or x Sew sewed Mix mixed

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