Past Simple/Indefinite Tense

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 Uses of Past Simple Tense 

USE 1: Past Facts, and generalizations.

We use this tense for the facts or generalizations which are no longer true. e.g

Barak Obama ruled America.

USE 2: Repeated Actions in Past such as habbits.

We use this tense for the repeated actions which stopped now. we use often, usually, always, sometimes, when i was in 10th class/child/live in London to express the degree of repetition of an action. e.g

I played cricket usually.

USE 3: A completed action in past, time is specified either mentioned or not.

This tense is used for an action which stated in the past and also completed in the past at a specific time wither mentioned or not.

I saw a lion yestereday.

USE 4: A series of completed actions in past.

This tense is used for series of actions that occured in a sequence.

I reached in office by 8'O clock, read newspaper, checked and signed files, and issued new orders.

USE 5:Duration in past.

This tense is also used for duration in past described with 'for' such as for two years, two hours etc.

I studied for two hours.

 Structure of past Simple Tense

Singular subject I, you, He, She, It, Any Name and Plural Subject: We, They

 

Nature of Sentence Structure of tense with example.
Positive S + 2nd form of Verb + O
Negative S + did + not + first form of verb + O
Interogative Did + S + first form of verb + O
Interogative negative Did + S + not + first form of verb + O

 

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