Simple Past Tense


Simple past tense form:

Affirmative Negative Question
I wrote.
She wrote.
You wrote.
I did not write.
She did not write.
You did not write.
Did I write?
Did she write?
Did you write?

Uses of the simple past tense

We use the simple past tense to talk about many kinds of past events: short, quickly finished actions, longer situations, and repeated events.

The simple past is common in story-telling.

The simple past is often used with references to finished periods and time expressions.