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Simple Past

What did you do last weekend?

What did you do last weekend?

Simple Past

You can also use the simple past to talk about a past state of being, like the way someone felt about something at a specific point in the past. (Verb "be")

We use it for finished actions in the past.

For regular verbs, add -ed to the base form of the verb Play- playedListen - listenedUse - usedVisit- visited

Regular Verbs

They played football.

I finished work and walked to the beach.

She washed her car.

S + be not

S + did not + V (Simple Form)

Negative

I didn’t go to Iceland.

He didn’t eat a sandwich.

She didn’t study Spanish.

-(Wh-word) Did + S + V (S.F.)?-Yes, I did .-No, I did not.

Questions

Did she clean her room?

Did they walk along the beach?

Did he buy a new car?

-Yesterday- This morning- in 2010- Last night- Last month- A week/ a month ago- Three years ago

Signal Words

Verb To be

NegativeShe wasn't at home

(Wh-word) Be + S

S + be not

AffirmativeShe was at home

QuestionsWhere was she?

(Wh-word) Be + S

S + be not

Negative

Questions

He had dinner.

S + HadI had a dog when I was little.We had our first rugby training yesterday.

Verb To Have

She didn’t have a guitar.

S + did not + haveI didn't have a car.

Verb To Have

Did they have a computer?

did + S + haveDid she have a bike?

Verb To Have

Some irregular verbs looks exactly like the base form.Set -setPut- putOther irregular verbs have more changes.Say - saidLeave - left

Other Irregular Verbs

1. Group One – The Constant Group These are irregular verbs where the same form is used in the base, past simple and past participle. Yesterday, I hurt my leg.2. Group Two – The Common Past As the name we have given them suggests, for these verbs the two past forms (past simple and past participle) are the same but the base form differs. I found (find) my glasses this morning.

More Irregular Verbs

3. Group Three – Simply Different The simply different group contain verbs where the simple past tense form of the word differs from the base and past participle use.He ran to the finish line. (run PP)4. Group Four – The Full Mix Our final group of irregular verbs are in some ways the easiest, and in others the hardest ones to learn. The simple side is that each form is different.

More Irregular Verbs

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If you want to learn irregular verbs, you need to practice, practice, practice.

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