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PAST TENSE

The PAST Tense

The Past Tense

 

Past tense is a verb form which is marked by time (tense). The past tense is used for actions in a time which has already happened.

 

The simple past is a verb tense that is used to talk about things that happened or existed before now. ... Unlike the past continuous tense, which is used to talk about past events that happened over a period of time, the simple past tense emphasizes that the action is finished.

 

In the regular past tense, we add an “ed” onto the end of a verb to put it into the past tense.

For example, “lick” becomes “licked” and “fold” becomes “folded”.

 

The first thing to say is that many of the verbs we use most often are not regular. Many of them have past tense forms that you just have to know.

For example:

Say ... said

Think ... thought

Buy ... bought

Draw ... drew

Bend ... bent

Catch ... caught

... there are well over 100 to learn.

 

NOTE - WE DON'T SAY:

We drawed the picture. angry

 

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