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Types of past tenses in English

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In English, past simple grammar is used to describe events that have taken place in the past and are completely “finished”.  If the English verb is regular, after adding ed to the end, it becomes the past tense, and if it is irregular, the form of the verb changes to be baseless and irregular.  In other words, the simple past tense, to express things or situations that happened and ended in a certain past, and these events may have happened short and fast, or things that happened in the long run and in a longer time in the past.  They used to fall.

How to make the past simple

To make the past simple verb, if our verb is Regular, ed is added to it.  For example, the verb Play becomes Played.  But if our verb is Irregular, the form of the verb changes.  For example, the previous form of the verb Go becomes Went.  Note that we add regulars to verbs, but if the verb ends with the letter E, it is enough to just add D.  If our verb ends in Consonant or non-vowel letters plus y, then we delete y and put ied at the end of the verb.  For example, the verb Study, which if we want to make it look like the past, we first delete the letter y and then add ied to it, which finally becomes Studied.

Note the following table: Regular verbs are categorized by rule:

Simple shape past shape

work worked

decided decided

start started

arrived arrived

The following table lists several Irregular verbs:

Simple shape past shape

go went

give gave

make made

drink drank

In the table below, we have categorized three modes of this time for you:

simple past tense

Positive words

… + Past tense + subject

She called Mona yesterday.

Negative sentences

… + Verb simply did not / did not ++ verb

She did not / did not call Mona yesterday.

Question sentences

?  ….  + Simple verb + subject + Did

Did she call Mona yesterday?

Use simple past grammar in English

Events that have happened one or more times in the past.  Example:

Last month a girl from China joined our class.

She was from China.

She showed us where she was from on a map.

Note the following example in type two conditional sentences (If I talked…,):

If I spoke Chinese, I would like to go on holiday to China.

A new event in the past, which has stopped an ongoing action in the past.  Consider the following example:

While she was talking about her home town, the school bell suddenly rang.

One event after another in the past.  Consider the following example:

She came in, introduced herself, and began to talk about her country.

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