Irregular past verb forms must be learned because they don’t follow any rule:
I went to Paris last July.
PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBS Negative : We use did not or didn’t + a base form verb to make the past simple tense negative. I didn’t live in a flat during my last Summer holidays. I didn’t go to Berlin last July.
We use did + subject + a base form verb to make the past simple interrogative.
Did you play sport last Summer?
Did you travel by boat last holidays? Yes, I did . Did you see any dolphins? No, I didn’t . PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBS
No,they didn't. Yes , they did. Did they work? They didn't work. They work ed . Did you work? You didn't work. You work ed . No, we didn't. Yes , we did. Did we work? We didn't work. We work ed . No, it didn't. Yes, it did. Did it work? It didn't work. It work ed . No, she didn't. Yes, she did. Did she work? She didn't work. She work ed . No, he didn't. Yes, he did. Did he work ? He didn't work. He work ed . No, I didn't. Yes, I did. Did I work? I didn't work. I work ed . Short answer Short answer Questions Regular verbs Negative Past simple tense: Affirmative
1.T o talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past. You state when it happened using a time adver b ( yesterday, last month ): “ Last year I fail ed my exams” . 2. It can be used to describe events that happened over a period of time in the past but not now : "I liv ed in Asia for two years." 3. It is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actions that took place in the past : " When I was a child we always went to the beach on holidays." The Simple Past Tense is used: