People in history
List of Irregular Verbs
be – was/were
He was an actor. There were good plays in the past.
begin – began
The artist began to sing.
build – built
He built a boat.
bring – brought
Mario brought me flowers.
buy – bought
My mom bought vegetables.
catch – caught
He caught the ball.
Past Simple Irregular verbs
Past simple is the tense used to express situations that occurred in the past and are now
- There is no rule to form the past simple irregular verbs, just memorize them.
There are no specific rules to form the past simple affirmative of irregular verbs.
- go – went
- eat – ate
- take – took
In negative sentences we use:
- Subject + auxiliary didn’t + the verb in infinite form.
For example: You didn’t buy tickets for the concert.
Interrogative sentences or Questions:
In interrogative sentences we use:
- Auxiliary did + Subject + the verb in infinite form.
For example: Did she buy a CD?
Present vs Past
|We celebrated mother’s day yesterday.||Today is All Saints’ Day, November 1st. So, many people go to the church.|
|Last week, the earthquake destroyed everything in that town.||This week, people eat a lot of food in the Festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria.|
|A long time ago, I bought a dress for the Carnival of Venice.||These days, it’s the traditional festival of the Sun or Inti Raymi|
|In the past, people didn’t celebrate Women’s day.||Nowadays, some people celebrate Valentine’s day through zoom meetings.|
|The anniversary of the Foundation of Lima took place in the historical center of the capital this morning.||At this time, Catholic faithful celebrate the “Lord of Miracles” festival.|