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MEANINGS, RULES AND EXAMPLES

MEANING 

A sentence in the Simple Past form describes an event that occurred in the past.


RULE AND EXAMPLES

The Sentence structure: Subject + verb in past form.

A. Positive Sentences 

Sentence structure: Subject + verb in past form:

Examples of sentences:

• I washed my clothes

• She cooked ugali yesterday

• They played football

 

B. Negative sentences

Sentence structure: Subject + did + not + base form of the verb:

Examples of sentences:

• I did not wash my clothes

• She did not cook ugali yesterday

• They did not play football

 

C. Interrogative sentences

Sentence structure: Did + subject + base form of verb:

Examples of sentences:

Did I wash my clothes?

Did she cook ugali yesterday?

Did they play football?

 

D. Negative Interrogative sentences

Sentence structure: Didn't + subject + base form of verb + Question mark (?):

Examples of sentences:

• Didn't I wash my clothes?

• Didn't she cook ugali yesterday?

• Didn't they play football?


Note: In interrogative and negative sentences, the verb retains the same base form and the past is introduced by the past form of the auxiliary verb 'did'.


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[3] Adjective Questions 1 – 50

[4] Adjective Answers 1 - 50

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[10] Article Answers 1 – 50

[11] Conjunction Questions 1 – 50

[12] Conjunction Answers 1 – 50

[13] Vocabulary Questions 1 - 50

[14] Vocabulary Answers 1 - 50

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[16] Vocabulary Answers 51 - 100

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[19] 51-100 General Grammar Answers

[20] 1-50 General Concessions Questions

[21] 1-50 General Concessions Answers

[22] 1-50 General Sentence Structure Questions

[23] 1-50 General Sentence Structure Answers

[24] 1-50 General Tense Questions

[25] 1-50 General Tense Answers

[26] 1-50 General Literature Questions

[27] 1-50 General Literature Answers

[28] 1-50 General Grammar Questions

[29] 1-50 General Grammar Answers

 

 

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