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1 Form (structure) Meaning & Use SIMPLE PAST TENSEForm (structure)Meaning & Use
2 How do we form the simple past tense . . .? English has two types of verbs in the past tense:taughtwalkedstudiedgavebecamecriedliveddidirregularregularRegular verbsIrregular verbsregularirregularirregularLook at the following list of past tense verbs…which verbs are regular, and which are irregular?regularregularirregular
3 Regular verbs are verbs that …. …end with –edSimple Form Past TenseWalkStudyPlayLivewalkedstudiedplayedlived
4 When I was a child, I ___________ the piano. For regular verbs, simply use the –ed form of the verb in a positive sentence.When I was a child, I ___________ the piano.Donna ______________ and _______________ in Paris when she was younger.playedlivedstudied
5 For negative sentences,USE DiD Notverbsimpleform+orI studied a lot yesterday.Carl didn’t study because he was at the hospital.didn't
6 For interrogative sentences,USE verbsimpleformDiD+I studied a lot yesterday.Did Carl study yesterday?
7 The verb be is special. Was + not or were Exception = VERB BE! Never use DID NOT or DIDN’T with the verb BE. Instead, just use:Was+notorwere
8 Meaning & Use in.... last week last month yesterday ago last year In what situations do English speakers usethe simple past tense?Completed actions in the past.What are some common time expressions used with the past tense?in....last monthyesterdaylast weekagolast year
9 Examples: These actions are over, finished! I talked to Maria yesterday.Last week, we visited our grandparents.They were at a wedding partytwo days ago.These actionsare over, finished!