domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

Past Simple with Regular/Irregular verbs

 Past Simple with Other Verbs

We make the past simple just like the present simple except we use 'did' instead of 'do / does'. It's really easy because 'did' doesn't change, even with 'he / she / it'.
The positive:
We usually make the positive by adding '-ed' to the infinitive. For example, 'play' becomes 'played'. However, there are some irregular verbs, for example 'go' becomes 'went' and 'run' becomes 'ran'.
Positive with Other Verbs
walked (regular)
you played (regular)
he cooked (regular)
she listened (regular)
it rained (regular)
we ate (irregular)
they drank (irregular)

In the negative there aren't any irregular verbs. 
All verbs use 'did not (didn't) + infinitive':
NegativeNegative Short Form
did not walkdidn't walk
you did not playyou didn't play
he did not cookhe didn't cook
she did not listenshe didn't listen
it did not rainit didn't rain
we did not eatwe didn't eat
they did not drinkthey didn't drink
Questions are also very easy. Just put 'did' before the subject, and the infinitive after it.
Here are the 'yes / no' questions:
'Yes / No' Questions
did I walk?
did you play?
did he cook?
did she listen?
did it rain?
did we eat?
did they drink?
To make a 'wh' question, of course, put the question word at the beginning of the sentence:

'Wh' Questions
where did I go?
what did you play?
what did he cook?
why did she listen?
when did it rain?
where did we eat?
how did they travel?