Definition of Simple Past Tense is the
tense used to express an action or
activity that happened in the past and
the time of. occurrence of the event
How do we form the simple past tense?
English has two types of
verbs in the past:
Let’s read the following list of past tense
verbs….. Which are regular and which are
Regular verbs are verbs that end with -ed
Simple form verbs:
Past tense verbs:
(+) SUBJECT + VERB 2 + OBJECT
HE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES YESTERDAY.
(-)SUBJECT + DID NOT (DIDN'T) + VERB 1 + OBJECT
HE DIDN'T BUY A PAIR OF SHOES YESTERDAY
(?)DID + SUBJECT + VERB 1 + OBJECT ?
DID HE BUY A PAIR OF SHOES YESTERDAY?
ANSWER : YES HE DID, OR, NO HE DID NOT
FORMULA OF SIMPLE PAST TENSE :
Once upon a time a mouse, a bird and a
sausage form a partnership. They keep
house together, and for a long time they
live in peace and prosperity. The bird’s
task was to fly into the forest every day
to fetch wood. The mouse carry water,
make the fire, and set the table. The
sausage did the cooking.