Past Simple

Infinitive Verb + -ed

(Regular Verbs)

Completed Actions and Events



  • I saw that movie last week.
  • The cook mixed eggs, sugar, and butter with a whisk.
  • She lived in Germany for three years.


Past Facts, States, and Senses


  • We liked chocolate as children.
  • She was a shy girl as a child.
  • The candle smelled like vanilla. 


Example Words that Show Unfinished Time

  • Yesterday
  • One Hour Ago
  • At 2 o'clock
  • Last Year
  • Four Weeks Ago
  • Last Week
  • Last Month
  • In 2000
  • When I was a kid...