Past simple 3reso

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Past simple 3reso

  1. 1. The past simple <ul><li>We use the past simple to talk about events in the past: </li></ul><ul><li>I danced very well when I was a child. </li></ul><ul><li>We learned English and French at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Yesterday, you ate Chinese food. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Past simple, affirmative form <ul><li>All persons are the same, no matter whether the verb is regular or irregular: </li></ul><ul><li>I/You/He/She/It/We/You/They played tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>I/You/He/She/It/We/You/They went to the sports centre. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Past simple, affirmative form: spelling rules for regular verbs travel -> trave lled Regular verbs ending in consonant + vowel + consonant double the final consonant and add –ed . carry -> carr ied Regular verbs ending in consonant + -y change –y to –i and add –ed . arrive -> arrive d Regular verbs ending in –e add –d . return -> return ed Most regular verbs add –ed .
  4. 4. Past simple, negative form <ul><li>We make negative sentences in past simple with didn’t and the basic form of the verb (the infinitive without to ). </li></ul><ul><li>The difference regular/irregular IS NOT IMPORTANT HERE! </li></ul><ul><li>She didn’t return to his seat. </li></ul><ul><li>She didn’t eat Chinese food. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Past simple, questions <ul><li>We make questions in past simple with the auxiliary Did and the basic form of the verb (the infinitive without to ). </li></ul><ul><li>The difference regular/irregular IS NOT IMPORTANT HERE! </li></ul><ul><li>Did you like rock? Yes, I did . </li></ul><ul><li>Did your brother drink cola? No, he didn’t . </li></ul>

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