English learning simple past tense
What will I be learning from the lesson learning about simple past tense, regular verbs and irregular verbs
During this English lesson you will start learning what is simple past tense and how to use it using regular verbs and irregular verbs.
What is simple past tense and how do I use it?
You will use simple past tense when you talk about actions that have already happened at a some time in the past. You need to use a time adverb when using in a sentence.
Yesterday I was working on the website. (Yesterday is a time adverb)
I went to the hospital last week.
Regular verbs can be altered using -ed -d and -ied
Add -ed to a the basic form of the verb
Example:- work + ed = worked
Verbs that end in e take -d
Example:- live + d = lived
Verbs that with the constant + y take -ied
Example:- study + ied = studied
A short video showing simple past tense
Irregular can not be altered using using -ed -d and -ied they need to be learned
|buy||bought||drink||drank||get (up)||got (up)||have||had||sleep||slept|
Examples of how to use regular and irregular verbs in sentences
|I||cleaned||the house.||I||didn't||clean the house.|
|You||washed||the clothes.||You||didn't||wash the clothes.|
|He||lived||in England.||He||didn't||live in England.|
|It||ate||its food||It||didn't||eat it's food.|
|We||had||a good time.||We||didn't||have a good time.|
|You||went||to the mall.||You||didn't||go to the mall|
|They||saw||a good movie.||They||didn't||see a good movie.|
Examples of simple past tense
Mr Bean was born in London August 4th 1970.
He worked as a secret agent for many years.
Yesterday Mrs Bean woke at 7am.
Mr didn't work last week as he was on holiday with Mrs Bean.
When I was younger I didn't like to go shopping with sister as she went to many shops.
** Hint **
The past tense form of do= did.
I didn't have any money last month.
Remember did + not = didn't
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