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English Grammar Made Easy The Simple Past Tense By Nerio Burga Sagástegui.

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1 English Grammar Made Easy The Simple Past Tense By Nerio Burga Sagástegui.

2 The Simple Past Tense The Simple Past Tense is used: To express an action wholly completed in the past Ex. I performed Isha prayers last evening. I went to Cusco last weekend. Jessica arrived at our house yesterday.

3 Simple Past Tense A verb is turned into past by adding (d or ed) at the end of the infinitive Ex. He arrived yesterday. She cooked food last night. There are some irregular verbs Ex. I (write) wrote a letter last week. I (buy) bought a car last year I (read) read a book yesterday Sell- sold, drive-drove, go-went, meet-met, give-gave, get-got Take-took, forget-forgot, come-came

4 The Simple Past Tense The Simple Past Tense is usual with words or phrases that are time indicators: Yesterday, last, ago, in the past, in 1973 Ex. We played football yesterday. I visited my family last week. I was in England a year ago. In the past, man used horses for traveling In 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 We You are were They I 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.


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