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· The past simple is used to talk about activities that started and finished in the past.
For example: I read a book last week
· The past simple is used to talk about several actions that were completed in the past.
For example: I got up, I had a shower, I had breakfast and I went to work
· The past simple is used to talk about activities that started and finished in the past but in this case the action is long and is used to specify periods of time as “all year round” and “all day”.
For example: I lived in Argentina for six years.
· The past simple is used to talk about past habits.
For example: I often played with dolls when I was a child
Past simple of verb to be
Verb to be
Forming the past simple- Affirmative sentences:
verb in the past tense
-I played football yesterday
-She ate pasta two days ago
-They went to the gym
In this case we use the auxiliary verb didn’t or did not.
As we already have the auxiliary in the past we don’t need to write the main verb in the past.
base form of the verb
-I didn’t play football yesterday
-She didn’t eat pasta two days ago.
-They didn’t go to the gym.
Finally, in this case we change the word order.
base form pf the verb
-Did you play football yesteday?
-Did she eat pasta two days ago?
-Did they go to the gym?
· These are yes/no questions and we answer them in the following way:
-Did you play football yesteday? Yes, I did
-Did she eat pasta two days ago? Yes, she did
-Did they go to the gym? No, they didn’t
· Wh- questions ask for more specific information
When did you play football? I played football yesterday.
Regular and irregular verbs in past
Regular verbs always end with -ed or -d form.
· Irregular verbs change totally
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