Past Simple Tense
Past Simple Tense expresses an action that occurred in past.
It expresses the following type past-actions:
→ An action occurred just a little while ago
- I ate an apple.
- He caught a bird in the bushes.
- I met a friend in the market.
→ An action which occurred on regular basis in past.
- She worked in a factory.
- The people paid less taxes in past.
- The Ancients believed in superstitions.
Structure of Sentence:
Main Verb: Past Simple Form (2nd form of verb)
Note: 2nd form of verb is only used in positive sentence. In negative and question sentence, 1st form of verb is used as main verb.
Auxiliary verb: Did
⇒ Positive Sentences
→ Subject + Main verb + Object
→ Subject + Past simple form (or 2nd form of verb) + object
- I bought a laptop.
- He applied for a job.
- I ate my meal.
- He met me in the library
- She prepared some tea for the guests.
- They played the game properly.
- He asked me a question.
- You qualified the exam.
- She laughed to see the joker.
- She cleaned her room.
⇒ Negative Sentences
→ Subject + Auxiliary verb + NOT + Main verb + Object
→ Subject + Did + Not + Base form (1st form of verb) + Object
- She did not qualify her exam.
- He did not find any job.
- He did not buy a car.
- They did not go to college.
- You did not eat the food.
- I did not help him.
- He did not come here.
- She did not make a painting.
- I did not complete my work.
- Kids did not like the movie.
⇒ Question Sentences
→ Auxiliary verb + Subject + Main verb + Object
→ Did + Subject + Base form (1st form of a verb) + Object
- Did you watch that movie?
- Did she laugh?
- Did I call you?
- Did they shift to their new home?
- Did he bring his document?
- Did you apply for the new job?
- Did he meet you?
- Did they buy a camera?
- Did she sing a song?
- Did he come here?