The Simple Past Tense <ul><li>1. It is used for actions completed in the past at a definite time : </li></ul><ul><li>For a...
SOME TIME WORDS. . . <ul><li>Yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Last Night </li></ul><ul><li>Last Week </li></ul><ul><li>Last Yea...
FORMING THE SIMPLE PAST <ul><li>For regular verbs, add– ed  to the simple form of the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  I ...
THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE <ul><li>Affirmative (Positive Sentences): </li></ul><ul><li>I  talk ed  to her  last night. </li></u...
SPELLING OF REGULAR VERBS ADD –ed only Play ed VOWEL + y Pl ay DROP –y, ADD –ied Stud ied /  Cop ied CONSONANTS + y Stu dy...
SPELLING OF REGULAR VERBS ADD –ed only Return ed TWO CONSONANTS Retu rn ADD –ed only Clean ed TWO VOWELS + ONE CONSONANTS ...
Some Irregular Verbs Gave Give Drove Drive Drank Drink Came Come Left Leave Was/Were Be Understood Understand Thought Thin...
Use simple Past <ul><li>George Washington  ________________  (be)  the first president of the  </li></ul><ul><li>United St...
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The Simple Past Tense

  1. 1. The Simple Past Tense <ul><li>1. It is used for actions completed in the past at a definite time : </li></ul><ul><li>For a past action when the time is given </li></ul><ul><li>Example: I met him yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>2. It is used for an action for a period of time in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: I worked in that bank for four years. </li></ul>
  2. 2. SOME TIME WORDS. . . <ul><li>Yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Last Night </li></ul><ul><li>Last Week </li></ul><ul><li>Last Year </li></ul><ul><li>A month ago. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Two years ago. . . </li></ul><ul><li>in 1985 </li></ul>
  3. 3. FORMING THE SIMPLE PAST <ul><li>For regular verbs, add– ed to the simple form of the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: I visit ed New Orleans last year. </li></ul><ul><li>For irregular verbs,change the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: I went to the movies yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>go ------- went </li></ul><ul><li>For negatives, use did not or didn’t with the simple form of the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: She didn’t come to class last week . </li></ul><ul><li>For questions, use did or didn’t before the simple (verb 1) form of the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Did / Didn’t he call you last night? </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE <ul><li>Affirmative (Positive Sentences): </li></ul><ul><li>I talk ed to her last night. </li></ul><ul><li>She visit ed her uncle in 1990. </li></ul><ul><li>Ahmet saw a dog on the street. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive and Negative Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Did Emrah visit you last summer ? </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t you listen to me? </li></ul><ul><li>When did you talk to her? </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t talk to her yesterday . </li></ul>
  5. 5. SPELLING OF REGULAR VERBS ADD –ed only Play ed VOWEL + y Pl ay DROP –y, ADD –ied Stud ied / Cop ied CONSONANTS + y Stu dy / Co py ADD –d Change d / Decide d CONSONANTS + e Chan ge / Deci de -ED FORMS VERB ENDINGS
  6. 6. SPELLING OF REGULAR VERBS ADD –ed only Return ed TWO CONSONANTS Retu rn ADD –ed only Clean ed TWO VOWELS + ONE CONSONANTS Cl ean DOUBLE THE CONSONANT AND ADD –ed Stop ped ONE VOWEL + ONE CONSONANT St op ED FORM VERB ENDING
  7. 7. Some Irregular Verbs Gave Give Drove Drive Drank Drink Came Come Left Leave Was/Were Be Understood Understand Thought Think Saw See Went Go Past Forms Simple Forms
  8. 8. Use simple Past <ul><li>George Washington ________________ (be) the first president of the </li></ul><ul><li>United States. He ________________ (live) in a beautiful home in </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia. His mother ________________ (have) a speacial garden with </li></ul><ul><li>a beautiful little cherry tree. Everyone ________________ (love) that </li></ul><ul><li>cherry tree. One day George ________________ (get) a hatchet as a </li></ul><ul><li>present. He ___________ (go) to the cherry tree and ________ (cut) it </li></ul><ul><li>down. As soon as he ________________ (see) the tree on the ground, </li></ul><ul><li>he ________________ (feel) terrible. He ________________(walk) </li></ul><ul><li>sadly back to the house and ________________ (go) to his room. He </li></ul><ul><li>________________ (play/not) that afternoon. He ________________ </li></ul><ul><li>(eat/not) that evening. That night George’s father said, “ Someone </li></ul><ul><li>________________ (chop) down our cherry tree.” George </li></ul><ul><li>________________ (decide) to tell his father. He ________________ (walk) </li></ul><ul><li>toward his father and said, “ I ________________ (do) it. I </li></ul><ul><li>________________ (chop) it down with my new hatchet. I cannot tell a lie.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thank you for telling the truth,” his father ________________ (say). </li></ul>
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