Παρασκευή, 6 Μαΐου 2011

Past Simple

Form of Simple Past

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        I spoke.         I did not speak.         Did I speak?

For irregular verbs, use the past form (see list of irregular verbs, 2nd column). For regular verbs, just add ed.

 

Exceptions in Spelling when Adding ed


Exceptions in spelling when adding ed
Example
after a final e only add d love – loved
final consonant after a short, stressed vowel
or l as final consonant after a vowel is doubled
admit – admitted
travel – travelled
final y after a consonant becomes i hurry – hurried

 

Use of Simple Past

  • action in the past taking place once, never or several times
    Example: He visited his parents every weekend.
  • actions in the past taking place one after the other
    Example: He came in, took off his coat and sat down.
  • action in the past taking place in the middle of another action
    Example: When I was having breakfast, the phone suddenly rang.
  • if sentences type II (If I talked, …)
    Example: If I had a lot of money, I would share it with you.

 

Key Words of Simple Past 

yesterday, 2 minutes ago, in 1990, the other day, last Friday, in September etc 

 

Let's practice now!


Exercise 1(test)

A STORY: Goldilocks and the three bears Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


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