We use the past simple to talk about completed actions and situations in the past.
I went to Greece last summer. It was amazing
I didn’t want to leave.
Where did you stay?
The form of the past simple is the same for all persons.
In positive statements, regular verbs have ed endings:
I decided yesterday.
We played volleyball on the beach.
However, many common verbs are irregular:
go > I went there last year.
have > We had a lot of fun.
see > She saw Macchu Picchu.
To form negative statements and questions, we use the auxiliary verb did.
|I / You / We / They / He / She / It|
|-||I didn't go there.|
|Y/N?||Did you have fun?|
Yes, I did. I No, I didn't.
be doesn’t have the same form as other verbs:
|I / He / She / It||You / We / They|
|+||The weather was great.||The shops were near the beach.|
|-||I wasn't very happy.||We weren't tired.|
|Y/N?||Was your trip good?|
Yes, it was. / No, it wasn't.
|Were you late for your class?|
Yes, we were. / No, we weren't.
We often use these time expressions with the past simple:
I drove to London last week / year
two days ago.
when I was a child.
They come at the beginning or the end of a sentence:
When I finished school, I went to university.
I went to Mexico two years ago.
SPELLING: verb + -ed
play watch show
|Emling in -e|
Iive phone agree love
lived phoned agreed
|Stressed vowel + consonant|
(not w, x, y)
stop plan prefer
|2x consonant and + -ed|
marry study try
|- -y, + -ied|
married studied tried worried