2. Understanding sentence structure
The simple past tense is one of the most common tenses in English. Its form is the same with all subjects. It is usually formed by adding -ED to the verb. This page will explain the rules for forming the tense with regular verbs. 1. Forming the simple past tense
Although many verbs in English form their past tense with -ED, some do not. These are called irregular verbs , and they include some of the most basic verbs in English. This page will explain some of the most important patterns in forming the past tense. However, the only way to know how an irregular verb will change in the past tense is to learn all of the important verbs. 1. The three most important irregular verbs
In the simple past tense, negative and question forms are made using the auxiliary verb "do" (in its past form, "did") followed by the simple form of the main verb.
Read the story. Click on the words in bold if you want to read a definition. Then take the quiz at the end of the story.
Thanks to Janet Fowler for letting me use her story. Read the story. Click on the words in bold if you want to read a definition. Then take the quiz at the end of the story. Dan is in the kitchen.