Saturday, 14 May 2016

Past Simple of Regular Verbs

Hello there!

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

wash- washed

watch - watched

jump - jumped

Take a look at some example sentences with the above regular past simple verbs: 

John worked all day yesterday. 

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!

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