- Simple Past Tense is used to express past habits.
She always visited that site.
He meditated many hours every day.
- Simple Past Tense is used to express the action of a definite time when actual time is not mentioned; as,
The bus was thirty minutes late.
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I bought this book in vacation.
- Simple Past Tense is used to ask the time about; as,
When did he pay you?
- Simple Past Tense is used to describe a past action when the time is given; as,
I got it yesterday.
- a)Simple Past Tense is used to explain about the action whose period is given but time is not given; as,
He served in that school for five years. (But he does not serve there now)
She lived in Europe for a long time.
- b)Simple Past Tense is used to explain the action occurred at a moment in a period of time; as,
Once I met (with) Obama.
- In negative sentence the words ‘did not’ is used with basic form of the verb.
- In interrogative sentences the pattern is
Did + subject + basic form of verb or question word + did + subject + basic form of verb or question word + did +subject + basic form of verb.
We will see pattern of affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in tabular form.