The normal rule is to add –ed. worked started If the verb ends in –e add –d. If the verb has only one syllable + one vowel + one consonant, double the consonant. stopped planned If the verb ends in a consonant + -y, change the –y to ied. studied carried There are many common irregular verbs. cut, speak, read
Use the Past Simple to express a past action that is now finished. It started and finished at a specific time in the past. Notice the time expression that are used with the Past Simple.
I saw a movie yesterday. (Irregular) I didnt see a play yesterday. Last year, I traveled to Jordan. Last year, I didnt travel to Kuwait. She washed her car. He didnt wash his car.
The form of Past Simple is the same for all persons. Positive I He/She/It worked We stopped yesterday. You spoke They
The negative of the Past Simple is formed with didn’t.He waked.He didn’t walk. Negative I He/She/It didn’t (did not) arrive yesterday. We You They
The question in the Past Simple is formedwith did. she finished. when did she finish? Question She you When did arrive? they Etc.
Short answerDid you go to work yesterday? Yes, I did.Did it rain last night? No, I didn’t
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