The Simple Past or Past Indefinite Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: The Simple Past or Past Indefinite Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

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Structure

 

Positive or Affirmative Sentences Sub + V2
Negative Sentences Sub + did not + V1
Interrogative Sentences Did + sub + V1 + ?
Interrogative-negative Sentences Did + sub + not + V + ?

 

Let’s understand them with examples:

 

Positive or  Affirmative Negative Interrogative Interrogative­ negative
I played. I did not play. Did I play? Did I not play?
You played. You did not play. Did you play? Did you not play?
We played. We did not play. Did we play? Did we not play?
He/ She/ It played. He/ She/ It did not Play  Did he/ she/ it play? Did he/ she/ it not play?
They played. They did not play. Did they play? Did they not play?

Note: Short form of did not = didn’t

Uses

The Simple Past Tense is used to

1. express an action completed in the past; e.g.,
(i) The boy ran fast.
(ii) We played well.
(iii) They saw a mad dog.
(iv) Rohit caught a fish.

2. express some past habit; e.g.,
(i) We usually visited our native place during holidays.
(ii) My father never told a lie.

3. express some historical events; e.g.,
(i) Thomas Alva Edison invented bulb.
(ii) Columbus discovered America.

Note: When we express some past habit, we often use words such as generally, usually, never, always, often, sometimes with the simple past tense.

 

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