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Past Verb Tense

Past Simple Verb 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

  • - 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 its base form

Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense & Present Perfect Tense

Past Tense Stucture Tense

Past Simple Tense Chart

Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense Chart

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense Chart

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense Chart

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