Past Simple Tense
The past simple tense is used to show an action that happened or completed in past, usually a very little time before speaking, or action which is just completed. Time of action is not specified in terms of long time ago or short ago but it make a sense that the action has done a little time ago. For example, a person says, “I watched a movie”, it means the speaker of this sentence watched a movie a little time ago.
Rules:2nd form of verb (past simple) is used as main verb in the positive sentences and base form is used in negative and interrogative sentences.
Structure of sentences
• Subject + 2nd form of verb (past simple) + object
I killed music.
She met her mother.
• Subject + did not + 1st form of verb or base form + object
In negative sentence “did not” (short contraction didn't ) is written and the 1st form of the verb is used instead of using 2nd form.
I did not / didn't like music.
She didn't meet her mother.
• Did + subject + 1st form of the verb + object
Interrogative sentence starts with “did” and the 1st form of verb is used instead of using 2nd form.
Did I like music?
Did she meet her mother?
Interrogative Negative Sentences
- Didn't + subject + 1st form of the verb + object
Didn't I like music?
Didn't she meet her mother?