In English grammar, the past simple is used to talk about finished events or actions in the past. Here are some example sentences including regular past simple verbs:
- I worked last Monday.
- They studied for an English test last week.
- She smiled when she saw him.
The past simple can also be used to talk about something you did not do.
- I didn’t work last weekend.
- He didn’t do his homework.
- You didn’t tell me!
The past simple verb doesn’t change when you talk about other people.
|Positive +||Negative –|
The past simple verb doesn’t change when you ask questions.
To make the past simple tense form of regular verbs, we add +ed .
|I work||I worked|
|He works||He worked|