Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 6 Past simple

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Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 6 Past simple (1)

Past simple is formed by:

  • subject + past form of verb… .
  • subject + didn’t + verb… .
  • Did (n’t) + subject + verb. ?
  • Wh + did (n’t) + subject + verb.?

We use past simple for something in the past, which is finished i.e. action takes place before the time of speaking.

 When something is said in present perfect, the details are asked and given in past simple.

 We use past simple with time adverbials denoting the past.

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