Simple Past Tense

By | December 6, 2019

Simple Past Tense chart, sentence, examples, rules, formula, worksheet find here.

Simple Past Tense chart, sentence, examples, rules, formula, worksheet find here.

Simple past tense: Simple past tense refers to the activity or action which had happened before or exist in past.

For example: 1. I saw a movie yesterday.
2. I didn’t see a play yesterday.
3. Last year, I traveled to Japan.

Affirmative

Subject + VII + object ( H.V (Did) is not used)

Example:

  1. Ram went to school.
  2. They played football
  3. You wrote a letter
  4. He drank milk

Negative

Subject + (did) not + VI + object
(VI is always used with ‘did’)

Example:

  1. Ram did not go to school.
  2. They did not play football
  3. You did nt write a letter
  4. He did not drink milk

Interrogative

Did + subject + VI + object?

Example:

  1. Did ram go to school?
  2. Did they play football?
  3. Did you write a letter?
  4. Did he drink milk?

Negative Interrogative

Did + subject + not + VI + object?

  1. Did ram not go to school?
  2. Did they not play football?
  3. Did you not write a letter?
  4. Did he not drink milk?

Interrogative with “Who -word”

“who-word” + did + subject + VI+ object?

Example:

  1. When did ram go to school?
  2. What did they play football?
  3. What did you write a letter?
  4. What did he drink milk?

Note: In “who-word” interrogative sentences “who-word” comes first then we put H.V “did” .

But if the “who-word” is “who” then direct main verb is used (only in affirmative)

Example:

  1. Where did you learn English?
  2. Who taught you English?
  3. Who did not play cricket?

English Grammar Topics

AdjectiveArticles
ClausesConjunction
InterjectionModals
NounParts of Speech
PhrasesPrepositions
PronounSentence
TensesVerb
VoiceWord
SynonymsAntonyms

All Types of Tenses

Present SimplePresent Continuous
Present PerfectPresent Perfect Continuous
Past SimplePast Continuous
Past PerfectPast Perfect Continuous
Future SimpleFuture Continuous
Future PerfectFuture Perfect Continuous