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Simple Past Tense by Mind Map: Simple Past Tense

1. Subject+ verb in past+complement. EX: I played the guitar. He was a doctor.

2. Is used to talk about things that happened. Emphasizes that the action is finished.

3. Affirmative Structure

4. Difference between regular and irregular verbs that are used in simple past.

5. To form affirmative sentences with simple past it will be used regular and irregular verbs. The exception is the Past tense of To Be, which has two forms: was and were

6. Negative Structure

7. To form negative sentences it will be used the auxiliar "did not/ didn't" and the next verb it should be in the base form. Note: For the verb to be, you don’t need the auxiliary did. When the subject of the sentence is singular, use was not or wasn’t. When the subject is plural, use were not or weren’t.

8. Conjugation in negative form

9. Subject + did+ NOT+ infinitive verb+ complement. Ex: I did not play the guitar. He wasn't a doctor.

10. Interrogative Structure

11. Aux Did+ Subject+infinitive verb+ complement+? Ex: Did you play the guitar? Was he a doctor?

12. To form questions it will be used the Auxiliar "did" at the beggining of the sentence. Note: When asking a question with the verb to be, you don’t need the auxiliary did. The formula is was/were + [subject].

13. Conjugation in interrogative form