Past simple

Gebruik simple past

Je gebruikt de simple past om

  • 1. te zeggen dat iets in het verleden is gebeurd EN er staat bij wanneer dat gebeurd is. Dit zijn woorden zoals: yesterday, last week, enz.
  • 2. te zeggen dat iets in het verleden is gebeurd en in het verleden is afgelopen. Meestal staat er "for" of "since" in de zin.

Vorm van de simple past in bevestigende zinnen

Regelmatige werwoorden werkwoord + (e)d

Onregelmatige werkwoorden zie lijst met onregelmatige werkwoorden (2e rijtje)

Spelling: try – tried copy – copied stop – stopped plan – planned

Voorbeelden van vorm en gebruik van de simple past in bevestigende zinnen.

  • 1. They worked very hard yesterday.
  • 2. He lived in Amsterdam for two years. (nu woont hij er dus niet meer)

Vul in de volgende oefening de bevestigende vorm van de past simple (regelmatig) in.

  • 1. Jane _______________ a film. (to watch)
  • 2. He _______________ a box. (to carry)
  • 3. They _______________ their father. (to help)
  • 4. John and Amy _______________ a videogame. (to play)
  • 5. Susan _______________ with Peter. (to dance)
  • 6. The boys _______________ basketball. (to try)
  • 7. We _______________ a trip to the Grand Canyon. (to plan)
  • 8. The car _______________ at the traffic lights. (to stop)

Vul in de volgende oefening de bevestigende vorm van de past simple (onregelmatig) in.

  • 1. They _______________ something warm or cold. (to drink)
  • 2. Last summer I _______________ to Stuttgart. (to go)
  • 3. She _______________ her homework in the afternoon. (to do)
  • 4. Our cat _______________ a big mouse. (to catch)
  • 5. In 2011 our class _______________ a trip to Norwich. (to make)
  • 6. The weather _______________ really nice. (to be)
  • 7. The secretary _______________ nothing to do yesterday. (to have)
  • 8. Paul _______________ nothing to me. (to say)

EXTRA: vul in de volgende oefening de bevestigende vorm van de past simple (onregelmatig) in.

  • 1. Last night we went to a concert. The singer _____________(sing) beautifully.
  • 2. Many ships ___________(sink) because of the tornado last week.
  • 3. My grandfather never ___________(drink) coffee, he always preferred tea.
  • 4. Last summer we _____________(swim) a lot in the sea in Antalya.
  • 5. The lesson _____________(begin) 15 minutes ago.
  • 6. Jenny _____________(run) home when she saw a stray dog.
  • 7. My parents ___________(feed) birds last winter to help them survive the cold.
  • 8. My best friend ___________(tell) me her secret and I promised to keep it.
  • 9. The shop ____________(sell) clothes at very low prices during the sale.
  • 10. Last year we ____________(read) the book called 'Great Expectations' with the 8th graders.
  • 11. She ______________(hold) her head high when she walked into the room.
  • 12. I was sorry because I ______________(upset) my parents.
  • 13. Lucy ____________(think) her exam grade was very low but she did very well in the exam.
  • 14. In the past schools ___________(teach) only English grammar to students.
  • 15. He was so angry that he __________(shut) the door when he left.
  • 16. Many years ago John _____________(quit) smoking for good.
  • 17. My brother ____________(bring) a stray cat home and my parents let it stay.
  • 18. In the past there was a forest here but people ____________(cut) all the trees down.
  • 19. On holiday may father and I ___________(catch) a big fish. It was fun!
  • 20. I couldn't believe my eyes. Bread ____________(cost) 5 dollars!
  • 21. My kindergarten teacher ______________(teach) me to read and write.
  • 22. My arm ____________(hurt) very much because it was broken.
  • 23. At the beginning of the 20th century Ireland __________(fight) for its independence.
  • 24. James was crying because his friend ____________(hit) him very hard.
  • 25. In the morning we ____________(buy) a newspaper to read the latest news.