Sunday , 21 January 2018

Past Indefinite Tense


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Past Indefinite Tense


Past Indefinite Tense

  • Always use 2nd form of the verb.
  • So eat becomes ate, break becomes broke etc.
  • Helping verb (did)
  • As it is the only helping verb of past indefinite tense, so it is quite obvious that it will be used with all type of nouns and pronouns.
  • In past indefinite tense helping verb (did) is not used in simple or positive sentences.
  • I ate food.
  • He went to USA.
  • Helping verb (did) is used only in negative and interrogative sentences.
  • In negative and interrogative sentences we use 1st form of the verb.
  • In negative sentences not is used after the helping verb.
  • (did not)
  • He did not eat food.
  • He did not go to USA.
  • In interrogative sentences helping verb is used in start of the sentence.
  • Did he eat food?
  • Did he go to USA?
  • Note in both negative and interrogative sentences we have used 1st form of the verb.
  • Or you can also say that with helping verb (did) we have to use 1st form of verb.