2.2. The simple past tense – the past perfect
  • The simple past tense is a way to express ourselves based on the activities that happened in the past and all the complete actions that we did.
  • It is very important to remember that simple past tense is different when we use the regular verbs and when we use the irregular verbs.
    • In affirmative form with regular verbs we must use the ending “ed” to the verbs, But if a verb ends in vowel “e”; we just add “d”
    • In negative form with regular verbs we must use the auxiliary (did not) or was not- were not with verb to-be
    • In interrogative form; we use the Wh question (when necessary) before the auxiliary “Did”
    • In affirmative form with the use of irregular verbs we must use the (simple past) form of the verb.
    • The negative and interrogative form is the same rule for regular ones.

Click on the examples.

  • AFFIRMATIVE: I danced for three hours in that performance
  • NEGATIVE: I didn´t dance electro music
  • QUESTION: What did you do?
  • AFFRIRMATIVE: Zara and Tommy wrote a romantic story for Spanish class
  • NEGATIVE: Zara and Tommy didn´t write a horror tale
  • QUESTION: What did Zara and Tommy write?