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?

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                                         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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