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The Simple Past

The Simple Past

Author: Mindy Hoag

Explains the simple past tense and how to use it.

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Watch the videos and take notes as you watch. Take the quiz at the end.

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.





how to make verbs become past tense

Subject            add ED to regular verbs          

I                               played                               

you                          played

he                            played

she                          played

it                              played

we                           played

they                         played

Irregular verbs

go  >      went

buy >      bought

send>     sent

have>     had

do>         did