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    Simple past

    Simple past :

    To form the simple past tense of some regular verbs that end in a vowel+consonant,double the consonant and then add  -ed  .

       hop   + p  +  ed  =hopped.


    To form the simple past tense of most regular verbs, add  -d  or  -ed .

     decide  +  d  =decided.


    To form the simple past tense of verbs that end in a consonant + y ,change the  y  to i and then add  -ed .

       try  +  i  + ed  = tried.

       cry  +  i  + ed  = cried.



    Many verbs in English do not form the simple past tense by adding -d  or -ed .

    They are irregular, so you must just memorize some of them. 







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    1. I (give) the jacket to Mom.

    2. The children (have) a snack after school.

    3. She (read) that book last year in Ms.Nichol's class.

    4. The tests (be) easy.

    5. He (say)' hello' to me.

    6. You (tell) us about your favourite movie.

    7. Last summer we (go) to Japan.

    8. We (take) his luggage to the airport.

    9. They (have) a great time at the camp.

    10. The party (be) at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.

    11. I (lose) my pen yesterday.

    12. My brother (find) it in his binder last week.

    13. He (cry) when his girlfriend left him,but he is OK now.

    14. My older sister (mop) the floor in the kitchen.

    15. That movie (be) funny.

    16. Ella and Samantha (play) video games.

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