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Simple Past Tense We use the simple past tense to talk about what happened at a definite time in the past. There are some common expressions we use: yesterday, last night, a month ago, last week, yesterday afternoon, etc
Regular Verbs ( 規則動詞 ) Most verbs ( + ed) walk→walked play →played Verbs ending in e (+d) live →lived use →used Verbs ending in a consonant ( 輔音 ) + y (-y + ied) (consonant: p, t, r, etc) cry →cried carry →carried Short verbs ending in a vowel ( 元音 ) + a consonant (vowel: a, e, i, o, u) (double the consonant + y) stop →stoppedshop →shopped
Irregular Verbs ( 不規則動詞 ) NNo change cost →costput →put CChange the vowel ( 元音 ) or the consonant ( 輔音 ) come →camering →rang make →madesit →sat CChange the whole word buy →boughtdo →did
Negative Sentences ( 否定句 ) We add “did not” before the main verb to form negative sentence. (did not = didn’t) I did not see Sandy this morning. John did not go to church last Sunday. David did not watch TV last night.
Questions We add “Did” before the subject ( 主語 ) and put a “ ? ” at the end to form question. Did you have breakfast this morning? Did you wash the dishes last night? Did you bring the umbrella?
The Verb “ to be ” Statements: “I / He / She / It” was very good. “You / We / They” were very smart. Questions: Was “I / he / she / it” very good? Were “you / we / they” very smart? Negative sentences: “I / He / She / It” was not very good. “You / We / They” were not very smart.