Download Past Simple English Grammar “PDF”

Download Past Simple English Grammar “PDF”


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.

  • Statement: You called Debbie.
  • Question: Did you call Debbie?
  • Negative: You did not call Debbie.

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