Simple Past Tense in English

Simple Past Tense in English

The tenses simply show the time of an action.

Simple Past Tense indicates an action which is completed at a definite time in the past.

POSITIVE FORM (+):  Subject + V2 ( Second Form of Verb )

NEGATIVE FORM (-): Subject + did not + V( First Form of Verb )

QUESTION FORM (?): Did + Subject + V( First Form of Verb )

NEGATIVE QUESTION FORM (?): Did not / Didn’t + Subject + V ( First Form of Verb )

SHORT ANSWER FORMS ( + / – ) : YES / NO + Subject + did / did not (didn’t)

He listenedHe did not (didn’t) listenDid he listenDidn’t he listen
She listenedShe did not (didn’t) listenDid she listenDidn’t she listen
It listenedIt did not (didn’t) listenDid it listenDidn’t it listen
I listenedI did not (didn’t) listenDid I listenDidn’t I listen
You listenedYou did not (didn’t) listenDid you listenDidn’t you listen
We listenedWe did not (didn’t) listenDid we listenDidn’t we listen
They listenedThey did not (didn’t) listenDid they listenDidn’t they listen