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Regular & Irregular Verbs.  We use the Past Simple to talk about an action or situation that happened in the past.  We often say when it happened:.

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1 Regular & Irregular Verbs

2  We use the Past Simple to talk about an action or situation that happened in the past.  We often say when it happened:. Time expressions such as yesterday, ago, in 2007, in April, last month, etc. usually come at the beginning or at the end of a sentence.. Today, this morning, this afternoon, this evening, etc. can be past time markers if they mean before now.

3  We form the Past Simple of regular verbs by adding –ed to the verb: work → worked  Many verbs have an Irregular Past Simple form: take → took  In the past tense, the verb form is the same for all persons: I walked to school yesterday. She walked to school yesterday.

4 InfinitivePast Simple To most regular verbsWe add -ed visitI visited my parents last weekend. watchThey watched a film last night. startHe started writing books. Verbs ending with –e:We add -d liveShe lived in Jeddah. likeI liked the cake. Verbs ending with a consonant and - y We drop the –y and add -ied studyI studied English. tryShe tried very hard. But enjoyI enjoyed the party.

5  Many verbs have an irregular past simple form  For more details, see page 116 in your book InfinitivePast Simple doI did my homework two hours ago. goShe went shopping last week. comeSara came with me. writeI wrote a letter to a friend. understandWe understood the lesson.

6  For negative statements in the past, we use did not and the infinitive (e.g. do, take, understand):  I didn’t understand. (Not didn’t understood)  Examples:. I did not stay at a hotel. We didn’t watch TV last night.. He did not arrive on time.. They didn’t come to the party.. My sons didn’t do their homework.

7  Change the following sentences to the negative: 1. I made a beautiful basket in school yesterday. ………………………………………………………………………………. 2. He left after dinner. …………………………………………………………………………… We went to the park this afternoon. ………………………………………………………………………………. 4. They prepared dinner a few minutes ago. ………………………………………………………………………………. 5. He read a book last week. ………………………………………………………………………………..

8  We form yes/no questions with did and the infinitive.  Examples:. Did you watch the film? ~ Yes, I did. OR No, I didn’t.. Did she buy some clothes? ~ Yes, she did. OR No, she didn’t.

9  Change the following sentences to questions: 1. I cleaned my room last week. ………………………………………………………………. 2. We moved into our new apartment last week. ………………………………………………………………. 3. My parents drove me to the airport. ………………………………………………………………. 4. I made a lot of telephone calls yesterday. ……………………………………………………………….

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