Simple Past - Free english lesson
Chapter The Preterite


The Simple Past tense (also called Preterite) is used to relate a past action either in a remote past or in a near past.
She lived four years in Canada.
I woke up at 9 this morning.


To conjugate a verb in the Simple Past, we add an « ed » at the end of the verb ( except for the irregular verbs).

Example : Conjugation of the verb « to look »:
I looked
You looked
He/She looked
We looked
They looked

« Didn't » is used, in order to form a negative sentence in the Simple Past.
He didn't see the red light (Il n'a pas vu le feu rouge).


Progress in english with the story of the Lacoste family.
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