Simple past in English language- Action finished in the past.
Today is 15/8/2008
The date yesterday was 14/8/2008
Verb "to be" is an irregular verb!
I am I was
You/they/we are You/they/ we were
He/she/it is He/she/it was
* In English we have regular verbs e.g. verb "to work" and irregular verbs e.g.: verb "to be".
* Make a simple past with a regular verb like this:
verb + ed ending.
Compare these sentences using regular verbs in the Present tense and in the Past tense:
Present tense Past tens
He watches TV every day He watched TV yesterday
I cook meals on Sunday My mum cooked the dinner yesterday.
She walks to school every day. He walked to the cinema last night.
I work at the university He worked in his garden yesterday.
Common irregular verbs in english:
Present Past Example of past tense
find found He found the book in the libary.
do did He did his homework yesterday.
go went She went to a restaurant last night.
make made She made a cake on Sunday.
lose lost He lost his hat on his way home.