SALC

Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Simple Past Tense

The Simple Past Tense, often just called the Past Tense, is easy to use in English. If you already know how to use the Present Tense, then the Past Tense will be easy.

The simple past expresses an action in the past taking place once, never, several times. It can also be used for actions taking place one after another or in the middle of another action.

 

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The main rule is that for every verb in English, there is only one form of it in the past tense.  For irregular verbs, use the past form (see list of irregular verbs, 2nd column). For regular verbs, just add ed. The exception is the Past tense of To Be, which has two forms: was and were.

 

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Affirmative

Subject + verb   
I wanted.  
 

Negative

Subject + did not + infinitive without to
They didn’t go.
 

Interrogative

Did + subject + infinitive without to
Did she arrive?
 

Interrogative negative

Did not + subject + infinitive without to
Didn’t you play?

 

 

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Was or Were?

Positive Sentences in Simple Past

Answer Questions in Simple Past

Negative Sentences in Simple Past

Questions in Simple Past

Questions with Interrogatives in Simple Past

Mixed Exercise in Simple Past

Past Simple

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