Weblinks: Simple Past Tense

Past Tense means something happened in the past and is not true now. (I lived in Arizona in 1992)

Past Tense means one time event, not repeated/continual action.  (I dropped my phone.)

Past Tense means it’s done. Finished.  We painted the house.

Video Lesson

FORM:

Regular verbs:  base form + ed  (worked, learned, visited, loved, studied)
Irregular verbs: no rules.  See the list below and practice!

VERB LISTS

PAST AND PARTICIPLE FORMS PRACTICE

There are three ways to pronounce the ED endings.  /t/, /d/, or /id/

PRONUNCIATION OF ED PAST TENSE: Rules and Practice

Spelling Rules for “ed” verbs

SIMPLE PAST NEGATIVE

To make the negative add DIDN’T and change the main verb to BASE FORM
(I worked, I didn’t work    I studied, I didn’t study.  I did it, I didn’t do it.)

Video Lesson: Simple Past Negative
**Note: BE is different.  Be has 2 past forms was/were.
To make the negative, just add “n’t” to was/were.
He was there, he wasn’t there.    You were happy.  You weren’t happy.

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