How do we make the Simple Past Tense?
(+) S + V2 + O
(-) S + Did + not + V1 + O
(?) Did + S + V1 + O?
the base form and past form do not change. Look at these examples with the main verbs go and work:
|subject||auxiliary verb||main verb|
Exception! The verb to be is different. We conjugate the verb to be (I was, you were, he/she/it was, we were, they were); and we do not use an auxiliary for negative and question sentences. To make a question, we exchange the subject and verb. Look at these examples:
|You, we, they||were||in London.|
|You, we, they||were||not||happy.|
|Were||you, we, they||late?|