Past Simple is used to describe the what already happened (actions that happened):
I had breakfast. I talked with John. I cleaned the house.
Chronological order of events 1, 2, 3, 4 …. (one after another):
1) I woke up. 2) I had breakfast. 3) I got dressed. 4) I went to school.
You know when the action happened – signaling phrases:
We traveled to London last month. She called me 1 hour ago. I repaired my car yesterday.
Verbs that describe this action could be Regular (worked, lived) or Irregular (ring-rang, buy-bought).
With all verbs, except Irregular, add +ed at the end of the verb. For example: work + ed => worked.
With all Irregular verbs, use their specific past forms. For example: write => wrote. See the List of Irregular verbs below to memorize the past forms of frequent irregular verbs:
I worked in the garden yesterday.
I did not work in the garden yesterday.
Did I work in the garden yesterday?
I wrote a letter yesterday.
I did not write a letter yesterday.
Did I write a letter yesterday?
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