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The Simple Past

The Simple Past

Author: Sydney Bauer
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This lesson introduces the simple past tense and how it is used.

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Simple Past Tense

 

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. 

Simple Past Tense