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Past simple tense
When do we use Past Simple Tense? We use Past Simple Tense when we talk about completed actions in the past. Example: I washed my car yesterday. They ate pizza last night.
Kinds of verbs Remember there are regular and irregular verbs. To turn regular verbs to the past by adding –ed or –d. Regular VerbPast Simple walk walk ed want want ed help help ed decide decid ed agree agre ed
If the verb ends with y preceded by a vowel, add –ed. If the verb ends with y preceded by a consonant, drop the y, turn it into i and add -ed. YOU MUST STUDY THE IRREGULAR VERB LIST. Regular VerbPast Simple play play ed stay Stay ed study Stud ied bury bur ied
Kinds of sentences in past simple tense Affirmative sentences Tom _____ us last week (visit). I _____in the competition (run). Negative sentences Tom _____ us last week. I _____ in the competition. SUBJECTPAST TENSECOMPLEMENT. SUBJECTDIDN’TINFINITIVECOMPLEMENT. visited ran didn’t visit didn’t run
Kinds of questions in past simple Yes/No Questions Tom ____you last week? Informative Questions Where ______ you last year? SUBJECTDIDINFINITIVECOMPLEMENT? WH WORD DIDSUBJECTCOMPLEMENT?INFINITIVE Did Tom visit you last week? Where did you run last year?
What happens when we use the verb to be? REMEMBER its past tense Negative Sentences Use the negative form or the contractions. Never use didn’t. WASWERE WAS NOT WERE NOT WASN’T WERENT
Yes/No Questions _____Irene in the house? _____ they at the Mall? Informative Questions Why _____ Irene in the house? Where _____ you last night? WAS / WERESUBJECTCOMPLEMENT? WH WORDWAS / WERESUBJECTCOMPLEMENT? Was Irene in the house? Were they at the Mall? was were
Expressions used - yesterday - Expressions with last ___ last night last week last month last year last Tuesday last summer - Expressions with a/an ___ ago a / one minute ago an / one hour ago a / one week ago a / one week ago a / one month ago a / one year ago - Past dates in 1998 on June 21st (if this date was before now) on June 21st, 2000 during 1995 in the 19th Century last Christmas - Past events on my last birthday at the beginning of my class during my childhood when I got up this morning when my grandfather was a boy
Let’s practice Complete the following sentences with the past simple tense of the verb give. 1.I ______________ (go) to the movies with Ed. 2.She ______________ (decide) to read the story. 3.We ______________ (hurry) up doing the quiz. 4.They ______________ (walk) to school. 5.Sue _____________ (play) soccer. 6.My dog ____________ (bury) its bone outside. went decided hurried walked played buried
Let’s practice Complete the following sentences with the past simple tense of the verb give. 7. Last year, I ____ to England on holidays. (go) 8. It _____ fantastic. (be) 9. In the mornings, we ___ the streets of London. (walk) 10. It _____ rain a lot. (not, rain) 11. Where _____ holidays? (you, spend) went was walked Didn't rain Did you spend
Read the sentences, and rewrite them as negative sentences. 1. My mom baked cookies for the party. 2. Jim understood the exercise. 3. We were at the concert. 4. I was in the room with her. 5. We moved to a new house two years ago. 6. They sell second hand cars. My mom didn’t bake cookies Jim didn’t understand the exercise. We weren’t at the concert. I wasn’t in the room with her. We didn’t move to a new house two years ago. They didn’t sell second hand cars.