The simple past (also called past simple, past indefinite or preterite) is a verb tense which is used to show that a completed action took place at a specific time in the past. The simple past is also frequently used to talk about past habits & generalizations. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and simple past exercises.
The simple past is formed using the verb + ed. In addition, there are many verbs with irregular past forms. Questions are made with did & negative forms are made with did not.