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The Simple Past Tense . The simple past tense is used to talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past. You state when it happened using a time adverb (yesterday, etc.).

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The simple past tense

The Simple Past Tense


The simple past tense

The simple past tense is used to talk about actions that happened at a specific time in the past. You state when it happened using a time adverb (yesterday, etc.)


The simple past tense

You form the simple past of a verb by adding -ed onto the end of a regular verb but, irregular verb forms have to be learned.


The simple past tense

Simple past timeline

For example:

"Last year I took my exams."

"I got married in 1992."


The simple past tense

It can be used to describe events that happened over a period of time in the past but not now.

For example:

"I lived in South Africa for two years."

The simple past tense is also used to talk about habitual or repeated actions that took place in the past.

For example:

"When I was a child we always went to the seaside on bank holidays."


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