|Positive or Affirmative Sentences||Sub + V2|
|Negative Sentences||Sub + did not + V1|
|Interrogative Sentences||Did + sub + V1 + ?|
|Interrogative-negative Sentences||Did + sub + not + V1 + ?|
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
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.
|1. What is the Simple Past or Past Indefinite Tense?|
|2. How is the Simple Past Tense formed?|
|3. Can you provide an example sentence using the Simple Past Tense?|
|4. What are some keywords or time expressions that can indicate the use of the Simple Past Tense?|
|5. Can the Simple Past Tense be used to describe habitual actions in the past?|