Past All Tenses With Examples

January 9, 2018 Posted in: Education


Past indefinite tense

Rules

Affirmative sentences
Subject + v2 form + object.
Examples:
  1. I went.
  2. You went.
Negative sentences
Subject + did not + v1 form + object.
Examples:
  1. I did not write.
  2. They did not work.
Interrogative sentences
Did + subject + v1 form + object + sign of interrogation (?)
Examples:
  1. Did he write?
  2. Did we arrive?
Past continuous tense

Rules

Affirmative sentences
Subject + was/were + v1 form + ing + object.
Examples:
  1. He was playing.
  2. You were playing.
Negative sentences
Subject + was/were + not + v1 form + ing + object.
Examples:
  1. He was not writing.
  2. They were not playing.
Interrogative sentences
Was/were + subject + v1 form+ ing + object + sign of interrogation (?)
Example:
  1. Was he writing?
  2. Were they playing?
Past perfect tense

Rules

Affirmative sentences
Subject + had + v3 form + object.
Examples:
  1. He had written this letter.
  2. They had met him.
Negative sentences
Subject + had not + v3 form + object.
Examples:
  1. He had not listen this news before.
  2. You had not met with him.
Interrogative sentences:
Had + subject + v3 form + object + sign of interrogation (?)
Examples:
  1. Had they won the match?
  2. Had I seen this movie already?
  3. Past perfect continuous tense

    Rules

    Affirmative sentences
    Subject + had + been + v1 form + ing + since/for.
    Examples:
    1. He had been watching the movie since morning.
    2. We had been working at this project for many days.
    Negative sentences
    Subject + had not + been + v1 form + ing + since/for.
    Examples:
    1. I had not been writing a letter since morning.
    2. You had not been playing cricket for two hours.
    Interrogative sentences
    Had + subject + been + v1 form + ing + since/for + sign of interrogation (?)
    Examples:
    1. Had he been playing hockey for two hours?
    2. Had they been performing practical since 9 o" clock?