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1 English Grammar Made Easy The Simple Past Tense ByNerio Burga Sagástegui.
2 The Simple Past Tense The Simple Past Tense is used: To express an action wholly completed in the pastEx. I performed Isha prayers last evening.I went to Cusco last weekend.Jessica arrived at our house yesterday.
3 Simple Past TenseA verb is turned into past by adding (d or ed) at the end of the infinitiveEx. He arrived yesterday.She cooked food last night.There are some irregular verbsEx. I (write) wrote a letter last week.I (buy) bought a car last yearI (read) read a book yesterdaySell- sold , drive-drove, go-went, meet-met, give-gave, get-gotTake-took, forget-forgot, come-came
4 The Simple Past TenseThe Simple Past Tense is usual with words or phrases that are time indicators:Yesterday, last, ago, in the past, in 1973Ex.We played football yesterday.I visited my family last week.I was in England a year ago.In the past, man used horses for travelingIn 1973, Arabs defeated Israel.In 2006, Lebanon defeated Israel.
5 Verb to be Present Past Past Participle I am was He She is was been It WeYou are wereTheyI have been to England two times.He is always busy.
6 Past Simple Tense I (study) English yesterday. I studied English yesterday.He (go) to school everyday.He went to school everyday.She (buy) fruits last week.She bought fruits last week.In 2007, I (get) my PhD.In 2007, I got my PhD.