Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 3 The simple past and the past continuous

When do we use the simple past tense?
What is the structure of simple past tense?
When do we use the past continuous tense?
What is the structure of past continuous tense?

Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 3 The simple past and the past continuous (0)

We use the simple past tense to talk about a completed action or condition, often with time expressions denoting the past (yesterday, last…, in…, … ago).

The past tense is formed by adding d/ ed to most verbs.

miss – missed

hear – heard

Some verbs have irregular past forms.

have – had

be – was/were

run – ran

The negative form is didn’t + present form except for be.

looked – didn’t look

heard – didn’t hear

was – wasn’t

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