SEE REPORT Simple Past

actions and facts true in the past. Finished time.

1. VERBed or VERBd
draft drafted
argue argued

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

3. Some verbs are irregular:
drive drove
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.
didn't make reservations for Saturday night.

He drove for three hours to work everyday for thirty years.
Although she stopped singing around the age of ten, she is a pop idol now because of her dancing.

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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