Presentation on theme: "Simple Past Tense Simple Past Tense When? When should we use past tense? 1. A past action e.g. I went to school yesterday.. 2. A past truth e.g. They."— Presentation transcript:
When should we use past tense? 1. A past action e.g. I went to school yesterday.. 2. A past truth e.g. They were very rich a year ago.
Adverbs that usually use in past tense.: YesterdayA year ago Last night Two days ago Last Sunday The day before yesterday
Structure of simple past tense with verb ‘to be’: Question: Were you/we/they (P) in Japan yesterday? Was I/he/she/it (S) happy two days ago? Statement: You/We/They(P) were in Japan yesterday. You/We/They weren’t in Japan yesterday. I/He/She/It(S) was happy two days ago. I/He/She/It wasn’t happy two days ago.
Structure of past tense with other verbs: Question: Did I/you/we/they go to school yesterday? she/he it(S/P) Statement: I/You/We/They went to school yesterday. He/She/It (S/P) didn’t go
1) A past truth I was a football player in 1992.wasin 1992.
1) A past truth They were in an office yesterday..were
2) A past action I played with my good friend yesterday.played
2) A past action We closed the door three minutes ago.closed