Simple Past Tense

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In today’s English class, we will be learning about Simple Past Tense

Like we learned in our last class how a simple future question represents things that have not yet happened, today’s class will brighten our understanding of what simple past tense does. 

Simple Past Tense


The simple past is a verb tense that is used to talk about things that happened or existed before now. 

Imagine your mother asks you what your Teacher taught you in English class last week. 


Let’s take some examples:

  • Timothy entered an essay writing contest.

simple past tense

  • Tobi Amusan won a silver medal.

tobi amusan

Simple past tense shows that you are talking about something that has already happened. Unlike the past continuous tense, which is used to talk about past events that happened over a period of time, the simple past tense indicates that the action occurred at a certain time and then was completed.

You can also use the simple past to talk about a past state of being, such as the way someone felt about something. Like saying, the man really supported his daughter. 

examples of simple past tense

In summary, while a simple future question talks about things that have not yet happened, simple past tense focuses mainly on things that have happened. 



How is the Simple Future Question different from the Simple Past Tense?


Reading Assignment

Read the examples used in Simple Future Question and compare them with the examples given in Simple Past Tense.


Weekend Assignment

Based on your personal experiences, form five sentences representing a Simple Past Tense. 


We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be learning about Intonation.

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