Simple Past Tense
Here's an example:
"I walked to the store yesterday."
In this sentence, "walked" is the simple past tense form of the verb "walk". The speaker is describing a specific event in the past (yesterday) when they walked to the store. The use of "walked" tells us that this action is now complete and happened in the past, rather than being ongoing or happening in the present.
For regular verbs, add -ed to the base form of the verb:
walk → walked
cook → cooked
study → studied
clean → cleaned
play → played
For irregular verbs, things get more complicated. The simple past tense of some irregular verbs looks same like the root form:
spread → spread
burst → burst
cast → cast
slit → slit
For other irregular verbs, including the verb to be, the simple past forms looks like below:
see → saw
build → built
go → went
do → did
fly → flew
eat → ate
swim → swam
rise → rose
1) I walked to the store yesterday.
2) She cooked dinner last night.
3) He traveled to Japan last summer.
1) She always went for a run in the morning.
2) They usually watched TV after dinner.
3) He drank coffee every day before work.
1) He studied abroad in Japan for one semester.
2) They played basketball at the park for three hours yesterday.
3) I lived in New York City for five years.
1) The dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago.
2) Shakespeare wrote many famous plays and sonnets during his lifetime.
3) People used to communicate using letters before the invention of the telephone.
|I ran||I did not run||Did i run?|
|We ran||We did not run||Did we run?|
|You ran||You did not run||Did you run?|
|He ran||He did not run||Did he run?|
|She ran||She did not run||Did she run?|
|It ran||It did not run||Did it run?|
|They ran||They did not run||Did they run?|