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Simple Past Tense

Simple Past Tense

Verb Tense
A verb tells about an action while a tense tells about the time. Thus, the tense of a verb tells us when, in time, an action occurred.

There are three simple verb tenses.
1. Simple Present
2. Simple Past
3. Simple Future

Simple Past Tense
The simple past tense indicates an action that began and ended in the past. The past tense of regular verbs is formed by adding -ed to the end of the base verb.

  • The dog barked at the mailman.
  • I cleaned my room.
  • I folded the laundry.
  • She mopped the floor.
  • I worked hard.

In all these sentences the verbs are in the past tense. In order to show that we have already done something, we add the letters -ed to the end of a verb.


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