Simple Past Tense

Bentuk: [Verb+ed] or irregular verbs

Contoh:
Schultz asked BoDs to reduce his $1.2 Million in base pay to $1.
Did Schultz ask BoDs to reduce his $1.2 Million in base pay to $1?
Schultz did not ask BoDs to reduce his $1.2 Million in base pay to $1

Penggunaan 1: Completed Action in the Past

(Past) ------- XXX -------- (Present) ----------(Future)

Gunakan simple past untuk mengekspresikan ide bahwa sebuah tindakan dimulai dan diakhiri  pada waktu yang spesifik di waktu lampau/masa lalu. Kadang-kadang, speaker tidak secara jelas menyampaikan waktu spesifik tersebut, namun mereka sudah memiliki gambaran waktu spesifik tersebut dalam benaknya.

Contoh:
Last month I travelled to Thailand.
Did I travel to Thailand last month?
I did not travelled to Thailand last month.

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