Friday, 5 August 2016

Simple Past Tense


Past Tense

***Past Tense is again classified into four classes.

       1.      Past  Indefinite  Tense
       2.      Past Continuous Tense
       3.      Past Perfect Tense
       4.      Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Indefinite Tense

Past Indefinite Tense: Past Indefinite Tense is used to express the simple action of the past.

**Verb will be in the simple past form

Structure-1: Sub+vp+ob+extension.

I did my duty very well.
I dreamt a good dream last night.
I played football here in my school life.

We went to school.

Interrogative Sentence:
Structure-2:  Did+sub+v+ob+extension?

Did you meet him?
Why did sell the bicycle?
What did you do last night?
Did you meet him?
Did she give you money?
Did your brother go to school yesterday?
Did you understand the lesson?

Negative Sentence:

Structure -3: Sub+did+not+v+ob+extension.

We did not do it.
I did not steal his money.
He did not eat his meal.
I did not see him today.
She did not come here.

***Verb before Ago and Since will be Past Indefinite Tense

He saw me long since.

***If it seems that the work was done sometimes Would is used but the work was done regularly Used to is used.

I would take tea very often.

He used to teach me English or He taught me English.

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