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Helpful Simple Past Tense Examples if You Feel on Edge
We use the simple past tense to indicate the event that occured at some point in the past. Prepositions used with the past tense form: yesterday, last week, ago, in 1989. The following tips apply only to so-called ´´regular verb forms´´. Before we move to the past simple tense examples, let´s discuss basic grammar rules. Please see the following tables below.
|Verb ends with…||Add…||Example|
|vowel -e||-d||live= lived|
|consonant -y||-ied||carry= carried|
|vowel + consonant||double the consonant and add -ed||stop= stopped|
|Positive Statement||Negative Statement|
|She went to the school last week||She did not go to the school last week|
|We stayed in a hotel yesterday||We did not stay in a hotel yesterday|
|The accident happened 3 years ago||The accident did not happen 3 years ago|
I have summed up the following past tense examples to help you in your studies:
She went to the cinema yesterday. It was not built in 1994. The building was demolished in 2004. The rain stopped at 3 a.m. The last decision they made was 10 minutes before the arrival of guests. She arrived 10 minutes ago. They did not know the truth until the very last moment.