SEE REPORT Simple Past

Use: actions and facts true in the past. Finished time.

Forms:
1. VERBed or VERBd
draft drafted
argue
argued

2. Some verbs add or change endings:
map mapped
try
tried

Although she stopped singing around the age of ten, she is a pop idol now because of her dancing.

3. Some verbs are irregular:
drive drove
make
made
sleep
slept

4. We use did SUBJECT VERB for questions:
Did you book a hotel room yet?
Did Mr. Gupta approve the request?

Negative Form: didn't/did not VERB
No. I didn't book a hotel yet.
She
didn't make reservations for Saturday night. He drove for three hours to work everyday for thirty years.

For regular actions and things that were true before, but not now, we can use: used to VERB
He used to drive for three hours to work each day, but now it only takes three minutes.
Her hair
used to always be green, but now it's pink.

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