Simple Past Tense
“Simple” simply means that there are no auxiliary or “helping” verbs accompanying the verb. Therefore, Simple Past Tense is a verb expressed in the past tense on it’s own within a sentence. Use the simple past tense when describing a past action.
The simple past tense uses the past tense form of the verb: –ed at the ends of regularly conjugated verbs. Listed below is an example of past tense verbs in the -ed form and an irregular verb conjugated in the past tense.