Use: actions or facts completed in the past. Finished time.
1. VERB-ed or VERB-d
argue ► argued
2. Some verbs add or change endings:
map ► mapped
3. Some verbs are irregular:
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.
for three hours to work everyday for thirty years. (past action)
singing around the age of ten, she is a pop idol now because of
her dancing. (She used to sing)
Use: actions that were happening at a certain time in the past
when something else happened.
past BE verb (was, were) + VERB-ing
She was baking a pie when I
left this morning.
the letter while watching the game. (was happening at the same time)
to the game when the accident happened. (was happening before)
Negative Form: was/were not VERB-ing
I was not wearing pajamas when the police came.
I was wearing comfortable clothes.