THE PAST SIMPLE. How do we form the simple past tense?. English has two types of verbs in the past: REGULAR IRREGULAR. Regular verbs form. -ed for all persons Play play ed Work work ed Stay stay ed Listen listen ed. Spelling.
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THE PAST SIMPLE
How do we form the simple past tense?
love – lovedsave – saved
Change 'y' to 'i' Then add -ed.
hurry - he hurried (watch out!play – played)
DID NOT + VERB (base form)
Example: I did not work yesterday
I didn’t work yesterday
INCORRECT: I didn’t worked
- I didn’t go on holiday last year
WAS / WERE + NOT
I was not at school yesterday afternoon
I wasn’t at school yesterday afternoon
They were not at home last weekend
They weren’tat home last weekend
DID + subject + main verb + rest of sentence + ?
Did you work yesterday?
- Yes, I did.
- No, I didn’t.
WAS / WERE + subject + rest of sentence + ?
Were you at home last weekend?
- Yes, I was.
- No, I wasn’t.
-They weren’tat home last weekend
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