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Past simple
Usage
1. Use the Past Simple to express an action that started and
finished at a specific time in the past. Sometimes, the
speaker may not actually mention the specific time, but they
do have one specific time in mind.
Examples:
 I saw a movie yesterday.
 Last year, I traveled to Japan.
 Did you have dinner last night?
 She washed her car two hours ago.
2. We use the Simple Past to list a series of completed
actions in the past. These actions happen 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
and so on.
Examples:
 I finished work, walked to the beach, and found a nice place to swim.
 He arrived from the airport at 8:00, checked into the hotel at 9:00, and
met the others at 10:00.
 Did you add flour, pour in the milk, and then add the eggs?
3.The Simple Past can be used with a duration which starts and
stops in the past. A duration is a longer action often
indicated by expressions such as: for two years, for five
minutes, all day, all year, etc.
Examples:
 I lived in Brazil for two years.
 Ruti studied Japanese for five years.
 They sat at the beach all day.
 They did not stay at the party the entire time.
 We talked on the phone for thirty minutes.
4.The Simple Past can also be used to describe a habit which
stopped in the past. It can have the same meaning as “used
to.” To make it clear that we are talking about a habit, we
often add expressions such as: always, often, usually, never,
when I was a child, when I was younger, etc.
Examples:
 I studied French when I was a child.
 He played the violin.
 He didn't play the piano.
 Did you play a musical instrument when you were a kid?
 She worked at the movie theater after school.
5. The Simple Past can also be used to describe past facts or
generalizations which are no longer true. As in USE 4 above,
this use of the Simple Past is quite similar to the expression
“used to."
Examples:
 She was shy as a child, but now she is very outgoing.
 He didn't like tomatoes before.
 Did you live in Texas when you were a kid?
 People paid much more to make cell phone calls in the past.
Time Expressions
Form: Verb “to be”
• I : I was born in Israel.
• he: He was a doctor.
• she: She was in the USA.
• it: It was cold yesterday
was
• we: We were at home yesterday.
• you: You were right!
• they: They were in Italy last
summer.
were
Negative Form: Verb ‘to be’
I, he, she, it - was not (wasn’t)
• I wasn’t sick last week.
• He wasn’t in Eilat last summer.
• She wasn’t at school on Monday.
we, you, they – were not (weren’t)
• We were not at home on Saturday.
• You weren’t happy with your grades.
• They weren’t angry with his behavior.
Questions with Verb “to
be”
 Yes / No Question
 Wh – Non- Subject Question
 Wh- Subject Question
Was
Were
I, she, he, it
we, you, they
Rest of the sentence?
Rest of the sentence?
Who/What was Rest of the sentence?
Wh - word was
were
I, she, he, it
we, you, they
Rest of the
sentence?
Past Simple: Regular Verbs
 The Past Simple tense of the most English verbs (regular
verbs) is formed by adding "-ed"/"-d" to their base
form. (If the verb ends in "-e", we add "-d" to form the
past simple)
Examples:
 We arrived at 9:00 o'clock.
 My brother lived in London four years ago.
 When she was young, she danced beautifully.
Spelling Rules
 If a regular verb ends in consonant + y change y to i and add -ed:
carry - carried, study - studied, fry - fried, try - tried
 If a one syllable regular verb ends
in consonant + vowel + consonant double the final consonant and add -
ed -- > stop - stopped, plan - planned, rob - robbed, beg - begged
 If a regular verb has more than one syllable and ends
in consonant + vowel + consonant, we double the final consonant only
if the final syllable is stressed -- > preFER - preferred, regRET -
regretted
 Exception: In British English verbs ending in -l have -ll before -ed whether the final
syllable is stressed or not -- > travel - travelled
Irregular Verbs
 There are also some verbs called irregular verbs that have
special past tense forms.
See list of irregular verbs
 We went (go) to school yesterday.
 The children read (read) that story last year.
 Tamar wrote (write) the letter to her friend on Sunday.
 The students forgot (forget) to do the homework.
Negative Form
 Negatives in the Simple Past are formed by
adding didn't (informal) or did not (formal) before the simple
form of the verb.
 The girl didn’t come to school yesterday.
 The parents didn’t work on Sunday.
 The baby didn’t drink milk in the morning.
Subject did not V1
Rest of the
sentence
Questions
 Yes / No Question
 Did Nevo see his grandparents yesterday?
 Wh – Non – Subject Question
 Where did you spend your holidays?
 Wh – Subject Question
 Who wrote this beautiful poem?
Did
Who / What
Wh - word
Rest of the
sentenceV1Subject ?
Subject V1
Rest of the
sentence
?
V2
Rest of the
sentence
?
did

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Past simple

  • 2. Usage 1. Use the Past Simple to express an action that started and finished at a specific time in the past. Sometimes, the speaker may not actually mention the specific time, but they do have one specific time in mind. Examples:  I saw a movie yesterday.  Last year, I traveled to Japan.  Did you have dinner last night?  She washed her car two hours ago.
  • 3. 2. We use the Simple Past to list a series of completed actions in the past. These actions happen 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on. Examples:  I finished work, walked to the beach, and found a nice place to swim.  He arrived from the airport at 8:00, checked into the hotel at 9:00, and met the others at 10:00.  Did you add flour, pour in the milk, and then add the eggs?
  • 4. 3.The Simple Past can be used with a duration which starts and stops in the past. A duration is a longer action often indicated by expressions such as: for two years, for five minutes, all day, all year, etc. Examples:  I lived in Brazil for two years.  Ruti studied Japanese for five years.  They sat at the beach all day.  They did not stay at the party the entire time.  We talked on the phone for thirty minutes.
  • 5. 4.The Simple Past can also be used to describe a habit which stopped in the past. It can have the same meaning as “used to.” To make it clear that we are talking about a habit, we often add expressions such as: always, often, usually, never, when I was a child, when I was younger, etc. Examples:  I studied French when I was a child.  He played the violin.  He didn't play the piano.  Did you play a musical instrument when you were a kid?  She worked at the movie theater after school.
  • 6. 5. The Simple Past can also be used to describe past facts or generalizations which are no longer true. As in USE 4 above, this use of the Simple Past is quite similar to the expression “used to." Examples:  She was shy as a child, but now she is very outgoing.  He didn't like tomatoes before.  Did you live in Texas when you were a kid?  People paid much more to make cell phone calls in the past.
  • 8. Form: Verb “to be” • I : I was born in Israel. • he: He was a doctor. • she: She was in the USA. • it: It was cold yesterday was • we: We were at home yesterday. • you: You were right! • they: They were in Italy last summer. were
  • 9. Negative Form: Verb ‘to be’ I, he, she, it - was not (wasn’t) • I wasn’t sick last week. • He wasn’t in Eilat last summer. • She wasn’t at school on Monday. we, you, they – were not (weren’t) • We were not at home on Saturday. • You weren’t happy with your grades. • They weren’t angry with his behavior.
  • 10. Questions with Verb “to be”  Yes / No Question  Wh – Non- Subject Question  Wh- Subject Question Was Were I, she, he, it we, you, they Rest of the sentence? Rest of the sentence? Who/What was Rest of the sentence? Wh - word was were I, she, he, it we, you, they Rest of the sentence?
  • 11. Past Simple: Regular Verbs  The Past Simple tense of the most English verbs (regular verbs) is formed by adding "-ed"/"-d" to their base form. (If the verb ends in "-e", we add "-d" to form the past simple) Examples:  We arrived at 9:00 o'clock.  My brother lived in London four years ago.  When she was young, she danced beautifully.
  • 12. Spelling Rules  If a regular verb ends in consonant + y change y to i and add -ed: carry - carried, study - studied, fry - fried, try - tried  If a one syllable regular verb ends in consonant + vowel + consonant double the final consonant and add - ed -- > stop - stopped, plan - planned, rob - robbed, beg - begged  If a regular verb has more than one syllable and ends in consonant + vowel + consonant, we double the final consonant only if the final syllable is stressed -- > preFER - preferred, regRET - regretted  Exception: In British English verbs ending in -l have -ll before -ed whether the final syllable is stressed or not -- > travel - travelled
  • 13. Irregular Verbs  There are also some verbs called irregular verbs that have special past tense forms. See list of irregular verbs  We went (go) to school yesterday.  The children read (read) that story last year.  Tamar wrote (write) the letter to her friend on Sunday.  The students forgot (forget) to do the homework.
  • 14. Negative Form  Negatives in the Simple Past are formed by adding didn't (informal) or did not (formal) before the simple form of the verb.  The girl didn’t come to school yesterday.  The parents didn’t work on Sunday.  The baby didn’t drink milk in the morning. Subject did not V1 Rest of the sentence
  • 15. Questions  Yes / No Question  Did Nevo see his grandparents yesterday?  Wh – Non – Subject Question  Where did you spend your holidays?  Wh – Subject Question  Who wrote this beautiful poem? Did Who / What Wh - word Rest of the sentenceV1Subject ? Subject V1 Rest of the sentence ? V2 Rest of the sentence ? did