Notes On Simple Past Tense - Forms and Structure - CBSE Class 6 English Grammar
To make the past simple tense, we use: past form only or auxiliary did + base form Here you can see examples of the past form and base form for irregular verbs and regular verbs: V1 base V2 past V3 past participle regular verb work explode like worked exploded liked worked exploded liked The past form for all regular verbs ends in -ed. irregular verb go see sing went saw sang gone seen sung The past form for irregular verbs is variable. You need to learn it by heart. You do not need the past participle form to make the past simple tense. It is shown here for completeness only. Here is how to form the past simple tense in English. Structure of past simple positive negative question I arrived yesterday. You arrived yesterday. He/she/it arrived. We arrived. They arrived. I didn't (did not) arrive. You didn't (did not) arrive. He/she/it didn't arrive. We didn't arrive. They didn't arrive. Did I arrive yesterday? Did you arrive? Did he/she/it arrive? Did we arrive? Did they arrive?     The structure for positive sentences in the past simple tense is: subject + main verb     past The structure for negative sentences in the past simple tense is: subject + auxiliary verb + not + main verb     did base The structure for question sentences in the past simple tense is: auxiliary verb + subject + main verb did       base

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To make the past simple tense, we use: past form only or auxiliary did + base form Here you can see examples of the past form and base form for irregular verbs and regular verbs: V1 base V2 past V3 past participle regular verb work explode like worked exploded liked worked exploded liked The past form for all regular verbs ends in -ed. irregular verb go see sing went saw sang gone seen sung The past form for irregular verbs is variable. You need to learn it by heart. You do not need the past participle form to make the past simple tense. It is shown here for completeness only. Here is how to form the past simple tense in English. Structure of past simple positive negative question I arrived yesterday. You arrived yesterday. He/she/it arrived. We arrived. They arrived. I didn't (did not) arrive. You didn't (did not) arrive. He/she/it didn't arrive. We didn't arrive. They didn't arrive. Did I arrive yesterday? Did you arrive? Did he/she/it arrive? Did we arrive? Did they arrive?     The structure for positive sentences in the past simple tense is: subject + main verb     past The structure for negative sentences in the past simple tense is: subject + auxiliary verb + not + main verb     did base The structure for question sentences in the past simple tense is: auxiliary verb + subject + main verb did       base
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