Sunday, November 22, 2009

PAST SIMPLE TENSE

Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past.

Use Subject + Verb 2 + Object

Example :

I saw a movie yesterday.

I traveled to Japan last year.

She washed her car.

The verbs in past tense can be regular or irregular. To make regular verbs, add -ed at the end of the verbs in past tense. Irregular verbs completely change shape in past tense.

The rules of making regular past tense verbs:

Exercise :
Irregular verbs
Three most important irregular verbs are "be, have, and do"
Examples:

"My father was in Italy in 1992."
"I had a big hamburger for lunch yesterday."
"They did their homework at the weekend."

Other irregular verbs

Exercise:

NEGATIVE STATEMENTS

Be careful!!! In negative statements you don't use V2.




YES/NO QUESTIONS
Be carefull!! You don't use V2 in questions.





WH- QUESTIONS
Be carefull!! You don't use V2 in wh- questions.


EXERCISES

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pastnq1.htm

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