English Grammar

To be able to understand how to use past simple tenses

Past Simple tense

TENSES

UNDERSTANDING PAST SIMPLE TENSES

The simple pastpast simple or past indefinite, sometimes called the preterite, is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English. ... Regular English verbs form the simple past in -ed; however there are a few hundred irregular verbs with different forms.


Please explain past events or states!

A past event could be one thing that happened in the past, or a repeated thing.

I stopped at a zebra crossing.We carried on with the test.We played tennis every day in August.

A state is a situation without an action happening.

We stayed at my grandparents' house last summer.

How do you form the past simple?

Regular past simple forms are formed by adding -ed to the infinitive of the verb.



start startedkill  killedjump  jumped







WHAT IS THE PAST TENSE OF BUY?

  • BOUGHT
  • BUYED
  • BUGHT
  • BAUGHT