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The Simple Past Tense Teacher: Estefanía
The Simple Past Tense n The Simple Past Tense is used: To express an action wholly completed in the past Ex. I went to Riyadh last weekend. Fayez arrived at our house yesterday.
Simple Past Tense AFFIRMATIVE n A verb is turned into past by adding (d or ed) at the end of the infinitive Ex. He arrive(d) yesterday. She cook(ed) food last night. n There are some irregular verbs Ex. I (write) wrote a letter last week. I (buy) bought a car last year I (read) read a book yesterday Sell- sold , drive-drove, go-went, meet-met, give-gave, get-got Take-took, forget-forgot, come-came
The Simple Past Tense n The Simple Past Tense is usual with words or phrases that are time indicators: Yesterday, last, ago, in the past, in 1973 Ex. We played football yesterday. I visited my family last week. I was in England a year ago. In the past, man used horses for traveling In 1973, Arabs defeated Israel. In 2006, Lebanon defeated Israel.
Verb to be Present am Past was Past Participle He She It is was been We You They are were I I have been to England two times. He is always busy.
Past Simple Tense n I (study) English yesterday. n I studied English yesterday. n He (go) to school everyday. n He went to school everyday in 2009. n She (buy) fruits last week. n She bought fruits last week. n In 2007, I (get) my Ph. D. n In 2007, I got my Ph. D.
Simple Past Tense INTERROGATIVE A verb in past is turned into interrogative by adding the auxiliary verb DID Aff: I studied English yesterday Neg: I didn´t study Int: Did you study? Aff: I went to London last year Neg: I didn´t go to London last year Int: Did you go?