Presentation on theme: "Simple Past Tense: Regular and Irregular Verbs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Simple Past Tense: Regular and Irregular Verbs In this Tutorial you will learn: 1- The Affirmative Statements 2- The Negative Statements 3- Yes/ No Questions. 4- Short answers. 5- WH-Questions
2 Use the simple past tense to talk about actions, states, or situations that are now finished. ><FuturePastHe traveled to Japan
3 Examples She was born in Mexico city. She lived in Chicago She was very shy.She taught Spanish in 1970s.
4 You can use the simple past tense with time expression that refer to the past such as last week , by 1681, in the seventeenth century, or 10 years ago.
5 Click here to watch a video and listen to people use simple past in their speech
6 Remember the simple past of regular verbs is formed by adding –d or –ed . Be careful ! There are often spelling changes when you add –d or –ed to the verbBase FormSimple PastLiveLivedJoinJoinedStudyStudiesHopHoppedPreferpreferred
7 Many common English verbs are irregular( their past tense is not formed by adding –d or –ed. See Appendix A for a list of irregular verbs.Base FormSimple PastBeWas/wereBuildBuiltHaveHadGetGotGowent
8 AFFIRMATIVE STATMENTS SubjectverbIMovedTraveledTo Japan.YouHeSheItCame*Left*In 1684.WeTheyCome (came) and leave (left) are irregular verbs. See Appendix A for a list of irregular verbs
9 NEGATIVE STATMENTS Subject DID NOT Base Form of Verb I didn’t Move TravelTo Japan.YouHeSheItComeLeaveIn 1684.WeThey
10 Yes/No Questions Did Subject Base Form of Verb I Move Travel To Japan? YouHeSheItComeLeaveIn 1684?WeThey
11 Short answer Affirmative Yes, I did. You He She It We They Negative No,Ididn’t.YouHeSheItWeThey
12 WH- Questions Wh- Word Did Subject Base Form of Verb When Why did I MoveTravelTo Japan?YouHeSheItCome?Leave?WeThey
13 Click here to go back to the lesson Appendix Athis link will take you to Irregular Verb Dictionary pageClick here to go back to the lesson
14 ReferencesMarjorie Fuchs, Focus on Grammar. s.html