I hope you are having a lovely day.
Today we are going to look at how to form the past simple of regular verbs in the affirmative in English. There are a few things to bear in mind so let’s get started.
The past simple of regular verbs is formed by adding -ed to the base form of the verb (the infinitive without “to”). For example:
work - worked
watch - watched
jump - jumped
Take a look at some example sentences with the above regular past simple verbs:
John worked all day yesterday.
I washed my hair last night.
Susan watched the football match on TV last night.
They jumped for joy when we told them our great news.
* Remember that the past simple form of regular verbs is the same for all persons (I, you, he, etc).
It’s also important to remember that there are a few rules to bear in mind when changing verbs into the regular past form:
• For regular verbs ending in the vowel –e, just add –d, for example,
hate - hated
hope - hoped
free - freed
• For some verbs that end in a vowel other than –e, add –ed, for example,
ski - skied
echo - echoed
• For regular verbs that end in a consonant +y, change the-y to -i and add-ed, for example,
cry - cried
try - tried
dirty - dirtied
I hope this has been informative for you. To learn more, check out unit 66 of the online ABA course.
Have a great weekend!
All the best my readers!