Examples of
Simple Past Tense


The following examples of Simple Past tense will help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

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Before reading through, make sure you are familiar with the usage and rules of this tense – visit the Simple Past Tense page.

Note: the Simple Past verbs are italics.

And now, let the examples begin!

Simple Past Tense Example Sentences

Actions that happened in the past:

We moved here in 1991.

Did you move here in 1991?

When did you move here?

Sophia and I met yesterday.

In the end, Sophia did not show up.

They were very pleased.

They were not pleased at all.

I worked for Microsoft.

Who did you work for?



The above examples are here to help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

You should also get familiar with its usage and rules – visit the Simple Past Tense page to help you with that.

For exercises visit the Simple Past Exercises.


Check out the other tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive

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