simple past – regular verbs
Formation and practial application
Regular verbs are put into simple past by simply adding
the ending -ed to the infinitive.
The simple past relates to an action in the past which is over and has no connection to the present.
Of course, there are also some exceptions:
► mute -e is omitted before -ed:
► After a consonant -y+ed turns into-ied:
► Some verbs double the final consonant
► be ist completely irregluar:
Das simple past nagates using the auxiliary do in its past tense, did, and
not. The short form is accordingly: didn’t.
The question in the simple past puts the auxiliary did to the beginning of the sentence.(inversion)