Past Simple

We use the past simple tense as the basic form of past tense in English. The past simple is used to express completed action and duration is not important. It forms the affirmative sentences with regular and irregular verbs from second column - V2.

First column Verbs - V1 Second column Verbs - V2 Third column Verbs - V3
be was/were been
go went gone
write wrote written
cut cut cut
work worked - regular verbs worked - regular verbs

It is very easy to remember the tenses with key words, for the past simple given below.
Key words: yesterday, last week, last month, this morning (when meaning is past), etc.

Forming The Past Simple with: TO GO

Past Simple


  • I went to school yesterday.
  • I didn’t go to school yesterday.
  • Did you go to school yesterday?