Simple past

 

Structure of the simple past.

Affirmative:

subject + verb (in past form) + complement.

example: I saw a movie yesterday

Negative:

subject + auxiliary verb (did) + negacion + verb (infinitive) + complement.

example: He didn’t hear the telephone.

Interrogative.

auxiliary verb (did) + subject + verb (infinitive) + complement?.

example: Did you have dinner last night?

 

Whit the verb to be.

for subjects I, He, Shse, It use was and for the others use were.

Affirmative:

subject + verb (was/were) + complement.

example: He was last night.

Negative:

subject + verb (was/were) + negacion + complement.

example: I wasn’t angry

Interrogative.

verb (was/were) + subject +  complement?.

example: Was Mark at school yesterday?

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