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Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar: The Correct Tense The Past Simple.

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1 Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar: The Correct Tense The Past Simple

2 Use the past simple: to talk about the past when an action has been completed. Last weekend I decided to go to Aberdeen. I travelled by train. I stayed with my sister.

3 The Past Simple To form the past simple: add –ed:stayed, walked, add –d if the verb ends in –e: decided double the last letter of some verbs: travel/travelled, stop/stopped.

4 The Past Simple Many verbs are irregular: write- wrote go- went see- saw buy- bought take- took There are many more. You will have to learn them!

5 The Past Simple How do I ask questions? You should use did + infinitive: Did you see your friend yesterday? Did they arrive safely? Did I leave my book here? Did he enjoy the film last night?

6 The Past Simple How do I form a negative? You should use didnt + infinitive: They didnt leave on time. I didnt see the film. She didnt go on holiday. You didnt pass the test.


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