the simple past

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the simple past by Mind Map: the simple past

1. regulars verbs

1.1. affirmative subject+verb + ed: they watched tv yesterday

1.2. negative subjet +didn`t+ verb they didn´t watch tv yestreday

1.3. interrogative did + subjet +verb? Did they play football last sunday

2. spelling rules regular verbs : Ed

2.1. 1.- verbs that end in - e : add-d only live - lived, phone-phoned.

2.2. 2.-verbs that end in a consonant + -y : change the - y to - i and add - ed study - studied.

2.3. 3.- verbs that end in one vowel and one consonant : double the final consonant and add - ed play - played

3. uses

3.1. completed action in the past

3.1.1. use the simple past to express the idea that a action started and finished at a especific time in the past

3.2. A series of completed action

3.2.1. we use the simple past to list a series of completed action in the past. these action happen 1 st,2 and, 3rd, 4 th, and so o on

3.3. use 3 duration in past

3.3.1. The simplw past cam be ased with a duration which stars and stops in the past . aduration is longer action often in indicated by exprexions such as : for,twor,yours,for ,five,minutes,all.day , etc

3.4. habits in the past

3.4.1. The simple past can also be used to describe a habit which stppesd in the past . in can have the same meaning a "use to ".

3.5. A series of complete action

4. irregular verbs

4.1. 1.- Many important verbs are irregular wedo not use - ed to form that you have to memory.

4.1.1. he ate a hamburger

4.1.2. i bougth a book

4.2. we form the negative and interrogative in the same way as regular verbs

4.2.1. I didn´t buy a book

4.2.2. he didn´t a hamburger

4.3. with the simple PAST WE USE EXPRESSIONES of time like

4.3.1. yesterday

4.3.2. Last.....

4.3.3. tow years ago

4.3.4. in 1989