🏁 Not all past verbs end in -ed. Some are trickier, and you have to know them. The main ones are:

I am → I was
I break → I broke
I bring → I brought
I buy → I bought
I catch → I caught
I do → I did
I fly → I flew
I go → I went
I have → I had
I say → I said
I sing → I sang
I speak → I spoke
I take → I took
I think → I thought 

🔆 If you’re good at these already, you can go on to Skill 31.

🎯 💻 Want to try some tests? You can go through these and see if there are any other past tenses you still need to learn:

http://www.focus.olsztyn.pl/en-past-simple-quiz.html#.XC4IsS2cZ0s

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_past_statements2.htm

He bought the Triumph with the loudest paint job he could order.

🛠 If you need more advice and exercises, read on.

🎯 💻 This game site helps you sort out past tenses (but you need to have Flash Player on your device):

http://www.englishmedialab.com/GrammarGames/perfectpast/New/past%20simple%20practice%20game.html

💻 📺If you want an even more thorough guide on video, you could try this 17 minute one:

https://www.grammar.cl/Past/Irregular_Verbs_List.htm

🚦As English is a mixture of lots of languages, we use lots of other ways of writing verbs in the past. We call these verbs irregular because they don’t have a normal -ed ending like in the last skill.

🎓 As well as the simple past, we also often use something called the past participle. You can find a good guide here:
https://www.esl-lounge.com/reference/grammar-reference-most-common-irregular-verb-list.php

There’s another very full workout here:

https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-simple-past.php

 

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