The Simple Past Tense

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The Simple Past Tense

  1. 1. THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE GRAMMAR
  2. 2. SUMMARY <ul><li>Idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Words. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Pronounciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular Verbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative, negative and questions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. IDEA <ul><li>We use the Past simple tense to describe an action that took place in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>This action is Short and Finished. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WORDS <ul><li>These are some words and expressions that usually appear with a verb in the Past Simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Last ……….. </li></ul><ul><li>…… ..ago </li></ul><ul><li>Yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>In 1986 </li></ul>
  5. 5. REGULAR VERBS. <ul><li>To write the past simple of a regular verb we add “-ed” to the base form. </li></ul><ul><li>Work Work ed </li></ul><ul><li>Play Play ed </li></ul><ul><li>Paint Paint ed </li></ul>
  6. 6. SPELLING RULES <ul><li>To avoid spelling mistakes we must remember three rules: </li></ul><ul><li>After consonat+vowel+consonant we double the last consonant when the syllable is stressed. </li></ul><ul><li>S top Stopped </li></ul><ul><li>C lap Clapped </li></ul>
  7. 7. SPELLING RULES <ul><li>When the verb ends in –e, we drop the –e and add the sufix. </li></ul><ul><li>Move Mov ed </li></ul><ul><li>Rule Rul ed </li></ul><ul><li>Live Liv ed </li></ul>
  8. 8. SPELLING RULES <ul><li>When the verb ends in consonant+y we drop the “y” and write “i+ed”. </li></ul><ul><li>Cry Cr ied </li></ul><ul><li>Try Tr ied </li></ul>
  9. 9. PRONOUNCIATION RULES <ul><li>There are 3 ways to pronounce “ –ed” </li></ul><ul><li>/d/ </li></ul><ul><li>/t/ </li></ul><ul><li>/id/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. PRONOUNCIATION RULES <ul><li>We pronounce /d/ after vowel or voiced sound (b,g,l,m,v,). </li></ul><ul><li>Play Played /d/ </li></ul><ul><li>Beg Begged /d/ </li></ul><ul><li>Live Lived /d/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. PRONOUNCIATION RULES <ul><li>We pronounce /t/ after voiceless sound: </li></ul><ul><li>/p/ /k/ /ch/ </li></ul><ul><li>Work Worked /t/ </li></ul><ul><li>Stop Stopped /t/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. PRONOUNCIATION RULES <ul><li>We pronounce /id/ after the sounds /t/ and /d/. </li></ul><ul><li>Star t Started /id/ </li></ul><ul><li>En d Ended /id/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. IRREGULAR VERBS <ul><li>Most verbs are regular. But there are also irregular verbs . You must study the List of Irregular verbs to use them. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the Second Column . </li></ul><ul><li>Break Broke Broken </li></ul><ul><li>Do Did Done </li></ul><ul><li>Write Wrote Written </li></ul>
  14. 14. AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES <ul><li>We use the same form with different subjects to express the past. </li></ul><ul><li>She broke her leg </li></ul><ul><li>I found a job </li></ul><ul><li>We worked together </li></ul><ul><li>You stoppe d the car. </li></ul>
  15. 15. AUXILIARY VERB <ul><li>The auxiliary verb for the past simple is “DID”. </li></ul><ul><li>When we use the auxiliary verb “did” or “didn´t” the main verb is written in the infinitive. </li></ul>
  16. 16. NEGATIVE SENTENCES <ul><li>We write didn´t in front of the verb. Remember the verb in the infinitive . </li></ul><ul><li>I didn´t study for my exams. </li></ul><ul><li>They didn´t bring the flowers </li></ul><ul><li>She didn´t stop the car. </li></ul><ul><li>The programme didn´t begin one hour ago. </li></ul>
  17. 17. QUESTIONS IN THE PAST SIMPLE <ul><li>We write didn´t in front of the subject. The main verb is written in the infinitive. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you come yesterday? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you hear the noise? </li></ul><ul><li>Did she open the present? </li></ul>

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