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Unit 9. I watched/ cleaned/ went etc. (Past Simple)
(простое прошедшее время)

I watch television every evening. (Present Simple)
I watched television yesterday evening. (Past Simple)

watched is the Past Simple:
I/ we/ you/ they/
he/ she/ it
watched
Unit 9. I watched/ cleaned/ went etc. (Past Simple)

 
The Past Simple is often -ed. For example:
 
word - worked clean - cleaned start - started
stay - stayed live - lived dance - danced

These verbs are regular verbs.
 
- I clean my teeth every morning. This morning I cleaned my teeth.
- Terry worked in a bank from 1981 to 1986.
- Yesterday it rained all morning. It stopped at launchtime.
- We enjoyed the party last night. We danced a lot and talked to a lot of people.
- The party finished at midnight.
 
See Spelling Appendix 4 (4.2 & 4.4):
 
study - studied marry - married
stop - stopped plan - planned

Some verbs are irregular (not regular). The Past Simple is not -ed. Here are some important irregular verbs (See also Appendix 1 & Appendix 2):
 
begin
break
bring
build
buy
catch
come
do
drink
eat
  began
broke
brought
built
bought
caught
came
did
drank
ate
fall
find
fly
forget
get
give
go
have
hear
know
  fell
found
flew
forgot
got
gave
went
had
heard
knew
leave
lose
make
meet
pay
put
read
ring
say
see
  left
lost
made
met
paid
put
read (/red/)
rang
said
saw
sell
sit
sleep
speak
stand
take
tell
thing
win
write
  sold
sat
slept
spoke
stood
took
told
thought
won
wrote

- I usually get up early but this morning I got up at 9.30.
- We did a lot of housework yesterday.
- Caroline went to the cinema three times last week.
- Mr Todd came into the room, took off this coat and sad down.
 
See Unit 10. I didn't… Did you …? (Past Simple negative and questions)
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