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Past Verb Tense

Past Simple Tense Chart

What is the structure of the past simple verb tense?



Auxiliary Verb


Main Verb



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
    • The girls played
    • My mother cooked.
  • for irregular verbs see a irregular verb chart V2/Past Simple

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