What is Past Simple?
Past Simple is one of the tenses of the English language, which is used to express actions or events that happened in the past and have already been completed. This tense is used to talk about past events, actions, or states that did not last for a long time.
The formation of the Past Simple usually depends on the main verb. Most verbs in the Past Simple use the verb form by adding the ending “-ed” to the base form. However, there are some irregular verbs that have excellent forms in the Past Simple.
- I walked to the park yesterday
- She cooked dinner for us last night
- They visited their grandparents on the weekend
Past Simple is also used to express a sequence of events in the past. For this, Past Simple is used in combination with conjunctions such as “then”, “after”, “before” and others.
- I woke up, then I brushed my teeth
- She finished her work before she went home
Understanding the Past Simple is important for using tenses correctly in English and for talking about past events.