Notes On Simple Past Tense - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar
                                         FORMING THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE

FUNCTIONS OF THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE

The simple past is used to talk about a completed action in a time before now. Duration is not important. The time of the action can be in the recent past or the distant past.

EXAMPLES
John Cabot sailed to America in 1498.
My father died last year.
He lived in Fiji in 1976.
We crossed the Channel yesterday.


 
PATTERNS OF SIMPLE PAST TENSE FOR REGULAR VERBS
Affirmative
Subject + verb + ed  
I skipped.  
Negative
Subject + did not + infinitive without to
They didn't go.
Interrogative
Did + subject + infinitive without to
Did she arrive?
Interrogative negative
Did not + subject + infinitive without to
Didn't you play?








 

Summary

                                         FORMING THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE

FUNCTIONS OF THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE

The simple past is used to talk about a completed action in a time before now. Duration is not important. The time of the action can be in the recent past or the distant past.

EXAMPLES
John Cabot sailed to America in 1498.
My father died last year.
He lived in Fiji in 1976.
We crossed the Channel yesterday.


 
PATTERNS OF SIMPLE PAST TENSE FOR REGULAR VERBS
Affirmative
Subject + verb + ed  
I skipped.  
Negative
Subject + did not + infinitive without to
They didn't go.
Interrogative
Did + subject + infinitive without to
Did she arrive?
Interrogative negative
Did not + subject + infinitive without to
Didn't you play?








 
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