5/4/09

How to express past actions in English.

PAST SIMPLE


FORMS:


Affirmative:[VERB+ed] or irregular verbs She washed her car.
Negative : we add Did + not I didn't travel to Korea.
Interrogative: we make inversion Did + Subject+ verb. Did you have dinner last night?
USES:

USE 1 Completed Action in the Past



Examples:
I saw a movie yesterday.
I didn't see a play yesterday.








USE 2 A Series of Completed Actions


I finished work, walked to the beach, and found a nice place to swim.











USE 3 Habits in the Past


Did you play a musical instrument when you were a kid?
She worked at the movie theater after school.


They never went to school, they always skipped class.













Some Practice on the content:


VErb Tense Exercise 3 Simple Past and Past Continuous
Verb Tense Exercise 4 Simple Past and Past Continuous
Verb Tense Exercise 5 Simple Past and Present Perfect
Verb Tense Exercise 6 Simple Past and Present Perfect
Verb Tense Exercise 11 Simple Past and Past Perfect
Verb Tense Exercise 12 Simple Past, Present Perfect, and Past Perfect








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