Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lesson 12: The Simple Past Tense

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Verbs in the past tense follow this pattern:

  • For Regular Verbs, add 'd' or 'ed'
For example:
> wait - waited
> dance - danced
> walk - walked

  • For Irregular Verbs, a change in the total word structure happens.
For example:
> bring - brought
> give - gave
> teach - taught

  • For Be-Verbs:
> is - was
>are - were




MAIN USE OF THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE OF A VERB.


>To express an action that is already finished.

  • My mother cooked the food.
  • He made excuses.
  • She never came to school.
  • I was there.


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Exercise:


Use the simple past tense of a verb in answering each question below.


Example:

>What did you do last night?
>I danced with my partner.


1.) What did you eat in your breakfast?

2.) Was it cold yesterday in your city?

3.) What did you do yesterday?

4.) What was your most unforgettable experience in your childhood?

5.) Were you happy yesterday? or were you sad?



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