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1 Simple past

2 Used to Used to + the simple form of the verb: To describe something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens. I used to read a lot of books. Ben used to travel a lot in his job but now, since his promotion, he doesn't

3 Affirmative statements
We add used to + the simple form of the verb: I used to live in Brazil. We used to cook every day.

4 Negative statements For the negative statements, there is no –d ending on use to + we add didn’t. My parents didn’t use to talk much.

5 Questions Unless the question word who or what is the grammatical subject of a question. There is no –d ending on use after did or didn’t. Did your parents use to discuss things often? Didn’t your best friend use to live in New York? Who used to help you with your homework? My sister used to help me with my homework. Where did you use to live? I used to live in France.

6 Regular and irregular past tense verbs:
Regular verbs: we add only –ed to the verb. Wanted – played – arrived – visited Irregular verbs: page 147 Thought – went – spent – had – took – ate

7 The past of be ( Be ) >>> was or were
Use was with singular nouns and with pronouns: I, he, she, it, this and that. He was in the school yesterday. Mario was at home last week. She was in the kitchen. I wasn’t on the internet last night.

8 Use were with plural nouns and with pronouns: you, we, they, these and those. Our children were born in KSA. They were at home yesterday. We weren’t hungry last night.

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