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The Simple Past TenseYesterday I went for a swim.
Affirmative:The past tense of regular verbs is formed by adding –d or–ed to the base form of the verb. I worked in a shop lastyear, I lived in a big house when I was younger.PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR VERBSI worked hard last weekend
Simple Past Tense: Irregular verbsAffirmative:Irregular past verb forms must be learned because theydon’t follow any rule:Go wentCome cameBuy boughtDrink drankEat ateFind foundSee sawI went to Paris last July
PAST SIMPLE TENSE: REGULAR and IRREGULAR VERBSNegative:Use did not or didn’t + a base form verb to make thepast simple tense negative. I didn’t work last summerI didn’t live in a flat during mylast Summer holidays.I didn’t go to Berlin last July
Interrogative:Use did + subject + a base form verb to make the pastsimple 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
Past simple tense:AffirmativeRegular verbsNegative QuestionsShortanswerShortanswerI worked. I didnt work. Did I work?Yes, Idid.No, Ididnt.He worked. He didnt work. Did he work?Yes, hedid.No, hedidnt.She worked. She didnt work.Did shework?Yes, shedid.No, shedidnt.It worked. It didnt work. Did it work?Yes, itdid.No, itdidnt.You worked. You didnt work.Did youwork?Yes youdid.No, youdidnt.We worked. We didnt work. Did we work?Yes wedid.No, wedidnt.They worked. They didnt work.Did theywork?Yes theydid.No,theydidnt.
1.To talk about actions that happened at a specific time inthe past. You state when it happened using a time adverb(yesterday, last Mont.):“Last year I took my exams”.2. It can be used to describe events that happened over aperiod of time in the past but not now:"I lived in Asia for two years."3. It is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actionsthat took place in the past:"When I was a child we always went to the seaside on bank holidays."The Simple Past Tense is used
Time expressions:Yesterday, last month, last year, last time, …ago, in ...The Simple Past TenseMy friends travelled to Viña del Mar thissummer