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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #41918: 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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