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Level 04
Lessons 01& 02
Prepared by:
Mr. ALLAL Abdelghani
Source:
Oxford Practice Grammar
by John Eastwood.
 
 
The past simple
Positive forms
A regular past form ends in
ed.
 It happened 
very quickly.The van
 crashed 
into the cat  I 
 posted 
the letter yesterday.We once
 owned 
a caravan
Some verbs have an irregularpast form.
The car 
 came
out of a side road. Vicky
 rang
earlier. I 
won
the game.
 had 
breakfast at six. The train
left
on time.We
 took
some photos.
The past simple is the same in all persons except in the past tense of be.
 I/he/she/it 
was
 I 
was
ill last week, you/we/they
were
Those cakes
were
nice.
Negatives and questions
We use
did
in negatives and questions .NEGATIVE QUESTION
 I/you/he/she/it/we/they
 did not stop did 
 I/you/he/she/it/we/they
 stop?
 
OR
 didn't stop
The car 
 did not stop.
The driver 
 didn't look
to his right.What 
 did 
 you
 tell 
the police?
~
 Nothing.
 Did 
 you
 ring
home?
~
Yes, I did.
We do not use a past form such as
stopped
or
rang
in negatives and questions.NOT
The- car didn't stopped 
and NOT Di
d you rang?
We also use
was
and
were
in negatives and questions.NEGATIVE QUESTION
 I/he/she/it 
was not was
 I/he/she/it?
 
OR
wasn't
 you/we/they
were were
 you/we/they?
 
OR
weren't
 I 
wasn't
very well last week. The gates
weren't
open.Where
was
 your friend last night?
Was
 your steak nice?
Use
We use the past simple
 
for something in the past which is finished.
 Emma
 passed 
her exam
last year.We went
to the theatre
 on Friday.
 Elvis Presley
 died in 1977. I knew
what the problem
was.When did 
 you
 buy
this car? ~ About 
 three years ago.
 

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