Past Simple Tense
A Past Simple Tense is a verb form of a sentence that tells about any action, event, moment, or circumstance that happened in the past or occurred completely. It is also called a preterite or past indefinite.
The simple past tense containing a regular verb in a sentence ends up to “-ed.” And the sentences that contain irregular verb forms, have a variety of endings.
The verb form used in this sentence is also called the past simple form of the Verb.
Formula of Simple Past Tense
Subject + Verb(V2) + Object.
Here, the Verb is in the past simple form.
Sentence Structure Rules
There are three possibilities of writing any sentence or a statement
- Simple statements
[Subject + verb (ed) + object]
- Negative statements
[Subject + did not + verb + object]
- Question statements
[Did + subject + verb + object + ?]
For statements like a negative one, we use did with the subject, and in question statements, we use did before the subject.
Did can be used with all three-person groups like first, second, and third persons.
While using did, the verb form will be in the simple form or infinitive form.
Examples of simple past tense in sentences
- She completed her breakfast. (statement)
- She did not complete her breakfast. (negative)
- Did she complete her breakfast? (question)
- She cleaned her bedroom. (statement)
- She didn’t clean her room. (negative)
- Did she clean her bedroom? (question)
- They played a basketball game. (statement)
- They did not play a basketball game. (negative)
- Did they play a basketball game? (question)
- I went to New york. (statement)
- I didn’t go to New York. (negative)
- Did I go to New York? (question)
More: Examples of Simple Past Tense
Complete the following sentences. Use the appropriate form of verbs.
(write, complete, leave, punish, come, hit, wear, cry, practice, enjoy, run, see, know, study, stop)
- He _____ a large bird.
- I enjoyed last night but my younger brother _____________ it much. (not)
- ______ you __________ your homework?
- We were exhausted totally, so we _____ earlier from the program.
- How hard _____ he _____ the ball with the bat?
- I _______ your secret.
- We _______________ our rehearsals yesterday. (not)
- Margaret _________ a letter to the principal.
- He was a brave son, but he ______ at his father’s funeral.
- _____ he ______ with you?
- We _____ away from the Grocery shop.
- They badly __________ him for his bad behavior in the class.
- Jane __________ a single word for her exams. (not)
- ______ you _______ these sports shoes for your practice?
- The train _________ before the station.
- He saw a large bird.
- I enjoyed last night but my younger brother didn’t enjoy it much.
- Did you complete your homework?
- We were exhausted totally, so we leave earlier from the program.
- How hard did he hit the ball with the bat?
- I know your secret.
- We didn’t practice our rehearsals yesterday.
- Margaret wrote a letter to the principal.
- He was a brave son, but he cried at his father’s funeral.
- Did he come with you?
- We studied away from the glossary shop.
- They badly cry him for his bad behavior in the class.
- Jane didn’t know a single word for her exams.
- Did you run these sports shoes for your practice?
- The train stop before the station.
1. Past Continuous Tense
2. Past Perfect Tense