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1English Grammar Made Easy The Simple Past Tense ByNerio Burga Sagástegui.
2The 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.
3Simple 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
4The 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.
5Verb 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.
6Past 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.