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The Simple Past Tense Teacher: Estefanía

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The Simple Past Tense. Teacher: Estefanía. The Simple Past Tense. The Simple Past Tense is used: To express an action wholly completed in the past Ex. I went to Riyadh last weekend. Fayez arrived at our house yesterday. Simple Past Tense AFFIRMATIVE. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: The Simple Past Tense

The Simple Past Tense

Teacher: Estefanía

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The Simple Past Tense

The Simple Past Tense is used:

To express an action wholly completed in the past

Ex.

I went to Riyadh last weekend.

Fayez arrived at our house yesterday.

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Simple Past Tense AFFIRMATIVE

A verb is turned into past by adding (d or ed) at the end of the infinitive

Ex. He arrive(d) yesterday. She cook(ed) food last night.

There are some irregular verbs

Ex. I (write) wrote a letter last week. I (buy) bought a car last year I (read) read a book yesterday Sell- sold , drive-drove, go-went, meet-met, give-gave, get-gotTake-took, forget-forgot, come-came

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The Simple Past Tense

The Simple Past Tense is usual with words or phrases that are time indicators:

Yesterday, last, ago, in the past, in 1973

Ex.We played football yesterday.I visited my family last week.I was in England a year ago.In the past, man used horses for travelingIn 1973, Arabs defeated Israel.In 2006, Lebanon defeated Israel.

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Verb to be

Present Past Past Participle I am was

HeShe is was beenIt

WeYou are wereThey

I have been to England two times.He is always busy.

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Past Simple Tense

I (study) English yesterday. I studied English yesterday. He (go) to school everyday. He went to school everyday in 2009. She (buy) fruits last week. She bought fruits last week. In 2007, I (get) my PhD. In 2007, I got my PhD.

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Simple Past Tense INTERROGATIVE

A verb in past is turned into interrogative by adding the auxiliary verb DID

Aff: I studied English yesterdayNeg: I didn´t studyInt: Did you study?

Aff: I went to London last yearNeg: I didn´t go to London last year

Int: Did you go?