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The past simple tense

Note: the past simple is also called the simple past or the preterite.

Positive statements


SingularPlural
1st personI drankwe drank
2nd personyou drankyou drank
3rd personhe/she/it drankthey drank

Negative statements


SingularPlural
1st personI didn't drinkwe didn't drink
2nd personyou didn't drinkyou didn't drink
3rd personhe/she/it didn't drinkthey didn't drink

Questions


SingularPlural
1st persondid I drink?did we drink?
2nd persondid you drink?did you drink?
3rd persondid he/she/it drink?did they drink?

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