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 listened He did not (didn’t) listen Did he listen Didn’t he listen
She listened She did not (didn’t) listen Did she listen Didn’t she listen
It listened It did not (didn’t) listen Did it listen Didn’t it listen
I listened I did not (didn’t) listen Did I listen Didn’t I listen
You listened You did not (didn’t) listen Did you listen Didn’t you listen
We listened We did not (didn’t) listen Did we listen Didn’t we listen
They listened They did not (didn’t) listen Did they listen Didn’t they listen