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THE PAST TENSE

REGULAR VERBS

How to form: Infinitive + ed = 2nd form

Examples: walk + ed   walked
  laugh + ed   laughed
  want + ed   wanted
Note: cry - cried   y » i
  carry - carried   y » i
  love - loved   no e
  hope - hoped   no e
  stop - stopped   if you speak a short vowel » doubling
  drop -dropped   Bei kurz gesprochenen Vokal » Verdopplung

 

Key words: yesterday, last week (month, Monday, October,...), in 1984, ago

 

IRREGULAR VERBS

Examples: 1st form 2nd form 1st form 2nd form
am, is was see saw
are were do did
get got take took
go went have had

 

IRREGULAR VERBS LISTS: FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN SPANISH

 

NEGATION
didn't (= did not) + 1st form
He didn't go to her last party. They didn't like his story.
BUT: was not (wasn't), were not (weren't), could not (couldn't)
QUESTION
did + 1st form
Did he go to her last party? Did they like his story?
Where did they live?  
Question word did Person verb  
BUT: Was he angry? Were they late? Could they swim?

 


Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6
Negation: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4  
Question: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5
  Exercise 6