Past Simple Tense
We use the Past Simple Tense to talk about finished actions in the past. The action started and ended in the past.
<----x----- now ---->
They went to Rome last month.This month is June. They went to Rome in May. They are back from Rome.
Making the Past Simple Tense
+ I played tennis on Saturday. s=‘I’ + v past=‘played’
- I didn’t play tennis on Saturday. s=‘I’ + ‘didn’t’ v =‘play’
? Did you play tennis on Saturday? did + s=‘you’ + v=‘play’
For most verbs, we add -ed to make them past.
Examples of past simple verbs
I played tennis on Saturday.
I didn’t play tennis on Saturday.
Did you play tennis on Saturday?