Past Simple Tense Definition and Example Sentences
Past Simple Tense
The most important detail here is that in the sentence using the Simple Present Tense, the event or situation happened in the past and ended in the past. Now it will be useful to examine sentence structures:
- Regardless of the subject in affirmative sentences, the following verb must be in the second structure.
- In cases where there is no verb sentence, auxiliary verbs belonging to the subjects are in the second structure. You-We-They subjects are followed by the auxiliary verb “were” and the I-She-He-It subjects are followed by the auxiliary verb “was”.
- Regardless of the subject in negative sentences, “did not” is placed immediately after the subject, and then the verb takes place in the first structure.
- Regardless of the subject in interrogative sentences, “did” is put at the beginning and then the subject comes. Immediately after the subject, the verb takes place in the first structure.
Past Simple Tense Example Sentences
The topic can be reinforced with the following examples.
- I went to the party yesterday.
- He didn’t come with us yesterday.
- They hosted us very well.
- I prepared you a wonderful dinner.
- I didn’t go to the cinema yesterday.
- I was very happy last week.
- They were very tired last week.
- Did you get a salary last month?
- Didn’t he tell you the other day?