Past simple - sentences

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Past simple – sentences

We can use past simple sentences to talk about things we did in the past.

I played football.
We had lots of fun!
She didn't watch a film.

How to use them

For regular verbs, the past simple ending is ed, for example:

play - played
like - liked
want - wanted

For irregular verbs, there is a special past simple form, for example:

go - went
eat - ate
write - wrote
have - had

For negatives, use didn't and the verb, but don't change the verb to the past form.

I didn't play hockey.
They didn't go to school.

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Submitted by OrangeSapphirePop on Sun, 02/06/2024 - 10:24


I liked the game it is funny.

Submitted by LovelyDungeon9999 on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 11:51


Hi, today I learn how to use didn't, if we use didn't, we don't change the word to the past. Irregular verbs, past simple, negatives and regular verbs. I would like to gives some examples.
I didn't go to the park last week.
She played basketball yesterday.
He went to the city last week.
We didn't go to the playground yesterday.

Submitted by SecretEmerald1000 on Tue, 28/03/2023 - 16:45


I like the game. It is educational and fun to play. I don't have a picture can someone tell me how to get one. And be quick because I can be frustrated.

Hi GoldAluminium8,
I'm sorry, but at the moment it's not possible to make a picture for your account.
I hope you enjoy the actvities on our website.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by YoungEmerald2000 on Sun, 18/07/2021 - 15:00

Hi. I can't change my picture. I tried so many times but it didn't work. Please help me.

Hi YoungEmerald2000, laugh

First, log in to your account. Then follow these instructions:

  • Click on 'My Account' in the top left of the page.
  • Click on 'Edit' and scroll down to 'Picture'.
  • Use the character creator to create your character.

Very important: You must click 'Create character' in the character creator AND scroll down and click 'Save' at the bottom of the page.

When you change your character, it sometimes takes up to a week for the new one to appear, so don't try to create another new character during that week.

Have fun!

LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by HiMoonstonePla… on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 11:53

I like this game. It is very good.

Submitted by LordPrehistoricWolf on Sun, 16/06/2019 - 11:13

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Submitted by SkiingKidMagnet on Sun, 25/02/2018 - 13:04

This game for learning is great.

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