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Past Simple Verb Tense Chart - English Verb Tense

What is the structure of the past simple verb tense?

Subject

+

Auxiliary Verb

+

Main Verb

 

did

verb in the base form

Grammar rules for the past simple verb tense:

The main verb in the sentence is:

  • - for regular verbs -ed is added to the verb

  • - for irregular verbs see a irregular verb chart V2/Past Simple

Negative statements

Questions the auxiliary verb "did" comes before the subject.
- the main verb stays in it's base form.

Past Simple Verb Tense Chart

-

Subject

Auxiliary Verb

-

Main Verb

 

+

I

 

-

lived

in New york.

We

 

-

played

football.

She

 

-

played

outside.

-

I

did

not

live

in New York.

You

did

not

live

in London

He

did

not

live

in a big house as a child.

?

Did

I

-

receive

a letter in the mail?

Did

you

-

learn

English in school?

Did

she

-

clean

the house everyday or once a week?


Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense

Past Simple Tense Chart

Past Simple "to be" Chart

Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense Chart

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense Chart

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense Chart