The Simple Past



The Simple Past



*The  Simple Past  Tense:


                
                 Verb + ed



A- The verbs “ worked , played …’’ are regular verb past forms.


For examples:



The infinitive


The simple past

Work

Live

Play

Arrive

Start

Phone


Worked

Liveed

Played

Arriveed

Started

Phoneed



- Irregular Verbs


B- The verbs “ Were , did’’ are irregular past forms;

“Were”is the simple past of “to be’’, “did” is the simple past 

of “do’’.


For examples :




The infinitive


The simple past

Be

Do

Drive 

Come


Was / were

Did

Drove

Came



Note : there is no rule for these verbs , you have to learn 

them as they are.


Here is a list of irregular verbs



1- The Form of The  Simple Past  Tense:



Affirmative


Interrogative


Negative

I       Played

He   came

She  did

It      met

You  worked

We  wrote

They started



did I  play?

did he come?

did she do ?

did  it  meet?

did you work ?

did we  write?

did they start?



I   did not play

He did not come

She did not do

It  did not meet

You did not work

We did not write

They did not start




2- The Uses Of The  Simple Past  :


A-Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action 

started and finished at a specific time in the past.


Note: Sometimes, the speaker may not actually mention 

the specific time, but they do have one specific time in 

mind.


Look for this examples :



a- Past habits action :

                                                                     
-She played the piano

 -Adam did not play the violin

     -       I visited my mother every day

     -       I drove 18 kilom every day when I worked with that company

    
b- Finished events in the past :

   -       She kissed her child and left


   -       Christoph Columbus discovered America in 1492



 c- Fact that was true for sometimes in the past:

   -       I lived in Japan for 10 years

   -       I worked 5 hours last night
 

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