Past Simple

I played

 

How to form the Past Simple

The Past Simple - negative

The Past Simple - questions

The Past Simple - negative questions


How to form the Past Simple:

For regular verbs the Past Simple is formed with the subject + verb + d / ed .

See the list of common irregular verbs. (Coming soon)


The Past Simple
Subject to like   Subject to watch   Subject to study   Subject to do
I liked   I watched   I studied   I did
You liked   You watched   You studied   You did
He liked   He watched   He studied   He did
She liked   She watched   She studied   She did
It liked   It watched   It studied   It did
We liked   We watched   We studied   We did
You liked   You watched   You studied   You did
They liked   They watched   They studied   They did

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Past Simple - negative:

To form the Past Simple negative use the auxilliary verb 'do' in past simple + not =  (did not / didn't) + base form of the verb.

I did not play / I didn't play.


The Past Simple - Negative
Subject Auxiliary 'did' to like   Subject Auxiliary 'did' to watch   Subject Auxiliary 'did' to study
I did not / didn't like   I did not / didn't watch   I did / didn't study
You did not / didn't like   You did not / didn't watch   You did / didn't study
He did not / didn't like   He did not / didn't watch   He did / didn't study
She did not / didn't like   She did not / didn't watch   She did / didn't study
It did not / didn't like   It did not / didn't watch   It did / didn't study
We did not / didn't like   We did not / didn't watch   We did / didn't study
You did not / didn't like   You did not / didn't watch   You did / didn't study
They did not / didn't like   They did not / didn't watch   They did / didn't study

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Past Simple - Questions:

Did I play?

To make questions with the Past Simple use the auxiliary verb 'do' in the past simple + subject + base for of the verb.


The Past Simple - Questions
Auxiliary 'did'
Subject to like   Auxiliary 'did' Subject to watch   Auxiliary 'did'
Subject to study
Did I like....?   Did I watch....?   Did I study?
Did you like....?   Did you watch....?   Did you study?
Did he like....?   Did he watch....?   Did he study?
Did she like....?   Did she watch....?   Did she study?
Did it like....?   Did it watch....?   Did it study?
Did we like....?   Did we watch....?   Did we study?
Did you like....?   Did you watch....?   Did you study?
Did they like....?   Did they watch....?   Did they study?

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Past Simple - Negative Questions:

Didn't I play?

To make negative questions with the Past Simple use the auxiliary verb 'do' in the past simple + not = didn't + subject + base for of the verb.


The Past Simple - Negative Questions
Auxiliary 'didn't'
Subject to like   Auxiliary 'didn't' Subject to watch   Auxiliary 'didn't'
Subject to study
Didn't I like....?   Didn't I watch....?   Didn't I study?
Didn't you like....?   Didn't you watch....?   Didn't you study?
Didn't he like....?   Didn't he watch....?   Didn't he study?
Didn't she like....?   Didn't she watch....?   Didn't she study?
Didn't it like....?   Didn't it watch....?   Didn't it study?
Didn't we like....?   Didn't we watch....?   Didn't we study?
Didn't you like....?   Didn't you watch....?   Didn't you study?
Didn't they like....?   Didn't they watch....?   Didn't they study?

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