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Simple Past

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Transcript of Simple Past

Simple Past
The simple past expresses an action at a specific moment in the past.
Key Words of Simple Past
Questions
Y/N : Use the auxiliary
Did
.
Put the
main verb
in the present
Action Verb: Put
not
after the
do
auxiliary
Main verb in the
infinitive

She
did not go
shopping this morning.
Yesterday
Five minutes ago, three days ago, etc
In 1990, in 2005, etc
The other day
Last Friday, last week, etc

Spelling Exceptions
1:
After a final

e
,
add

d
love – loved
Consonant after a short vowel:
Double the consonant
Admit – Admitted
Travel – Travelled
'Y' after a consonant:
change to 'i'
Hurry – Hurried
Action Verb: Put the
main verb
in the past.

I
played
tennis last week.
Two types of Past Tense Verbs
:
When you put these verbs in the
past you only have to add
ED
.
Ex: I
parked
my car this morning.
When you put these verbs in the past
you have to change
the word entirely
.
EX: I
froze
my toes skiing yesterday.
Did

you

go

to the store?
These you just have to memorize
Luckily, most verbs are regular
(Even if it doesn't feel that way!)
Yesterday
All my troubles ___________(seem) so far away

Suddenly I'm not half the man I __________ (use) to be

Oh, yesterday ______________(come) suddenly

Why she ________________(have) to go
I don't know, she _____________(will) not say

I ____________(say) something wrong

Yesterday love _____(is) such an easy game to play
Information:
Put the correct
wh
before
Do

Put the main verb in the
infinitive


When

did
you
go
to the store?
To Be: Put
To Be
in the past.
There was/There Were

Past of There Is/There Are

There
were
two
people
in class today
Agreement
We
swam
in our pool
yesterday
I
was
sick last week
Affirmative
Negative
To be: put 'not' after the verb
I
wasn't
in school yesterday.
To be: Invert

s/v

Were you
at the store?
Information
Put the
wh
first, and invert
S/V
Why were you
at the store?
There
was
a
snowstorm
yesterday
Regular
Irregular
Irregular Verb List
Become Begin Break Bring Buy Catch Come Cast Cut Do Drink Drive Eat Fall Feed Fight Find Fly Forget Get Give Go Grow Have Hear Hold Keep Know Leave Lose Make Meet Put Read Run Say See Sell Send Sit Sleep Speak Spend Stand Take Teach Tell Think Throw Wear Win Write
Date: June 17th, 1965
Played: 7 500 000 Times
Recorded: 3700 times
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