Contos Waldryano

Contos Lucas

Simple past

Simple past is used to express finished or completed actions.

Simple Past - Basic form

Add "-ed" to the verb.

VerbAdd "-ed"
  • Visit
  • Walk
  • Talk
  • Visited
  • Walked
  • Talked

For single-syllable verbs ending in a short vowel and a single consonant, double the final consonant.

VerbDouble ending consonant and add "-ed"
  • Slip
  • Drop
  • Cross
  • Slipped
  • Dropped
  • Crossed

For verbs that end in "-e", only add "-d".

VerbAdd "-d"
  • Dance
  • Live
  • Race
  • Danced
  • Lived
  • Raced

  • visited my old school.
  • walked to work.
  • He dropped his keys.
  • They crossed the street.
  • They lived in England before moving to America.
  • He raced on the track.

Simple Past - Additional forms

If the verb ends in a consonant + "y" (i.e. study), change the "y" to "i" and add "-ed". If the verb ends in a vowel + "y" (i.e. play), just add "-ed".

Consonant + "y" --> Consonant + "i" + "-ed"Vowel + "y" --> Vowel + "y" + "ed"
  • Study --> Studied
  • Try --> Tried
  • Dry --> Dried
  • Play --> Played
  • Stay --> Stayed
  • Pray --> Prayed

  • He studied English.
  • She dried her clothes.
  • They tried dancing.
  • She played soccer.
  • We stayed home.
  • He prayed before eating.