Simple Past Rules


Here you can find tables with Simple Past rules on:
positive sentences, negative sentences and questions.


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Positive Sentences


Who? Form of verb Examples
I  regular verb:
verb + ed

irregular verb:
past form of the verb
I worked in Italy last year.
I drank some juice yesterday.
He/She/It He worked in Italy last year.
He drank some juice yesterday.

She worked in Italy last year.
She drank some juice yesterday.

It worked in Italy last year.
It drank some juice yesterday.
You You worked in Italy last year.
You drank some juice yesterday.
We We worked in Italy last year.
We drank some juice yesterday.
They They worked in Italy last year.
They drank some juice yesterday.

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Click here to find out how to add ed to a verb


Negative Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I did not + verb I did not work in Italy last year.
I didn't work in Italy last year.
He/She/It He did not work in Italy last year.
He didn't work in Italy last year.

She did not work in Italy last year.
She didn't work in Italy last year.

It did not work in Italy last year.
It didn't work in Italy last year.
You You did not work in Italy last year.
You didn't work in Italy last year.
We We did not work in Italy last year.
We didn't work in Italy last year.
They They did not work in Italy last year.
They didn't work in Italy last year.


Question Sentences


Who? Form of verb Examples
Did I verb Did I work in Italy last year?
he/she/it Did he work in Italy last year?
you Did she work in Italy last year?
we Did we work in Italy last year?
they Did they work in Italy last year?

So these are the Simple Past Rules.

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