Grammar - Elementary
Past Simple Structure
She worked all last year for a company called Kudos.
She went to work by bus last week.
If the verb finishes with "e", just add a "d", otherwise add "ed".
You can find a list of the most common irregular verbs, put in order of frequency of occurence in English, here.
I didn't want to go to Australia on holiday last year. I wanted to try China.
Note. The negative form is the same for all verbs, regular or irregular.
What time did you go to bed yesterday.
Past Simple Use
We use the past simple to describe an action which started and finished in the past. Whether the event was in the near past or distant past is not important in English. In many languages, there is this distinction!
JFK died in 1963.
Remember to use the past simple to describe a series of finished events in the past. If you describe two actions that happen together, you may need to use the past continuous:
Yesterday, I got up at 6, had a shower, went down into the kitchen, sat down and had breakfast.
There are many time expressions which are often used in conjunction with the past simple.
yesterday, last week/month/year, the day before yesterday
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