Simple past tenses describe completed activities that take place in the past. In other words, they start and end in the past.
Simple past tense structure:
1. He played yesterday
2. I wrote the letter
3. He asked the teacher few questions
4. John spoke to me yesterday
5. Few days ago, Tyler was here
When making a statement, you can use the following word order:
Subject + verb
· The boy sang the song beautifully.
· The burglar used the fire escape.
If you need the negative version, you can use the following word order:
Did not + base form of verb
· The boy did not sing beautifully.
(We could have used "didn't" instead of "did not.")
· The burglar did not use the fire escape.
If you need to ask a question, you can use the following word order for a yes/no question:
Subject + verb + base form of verb
· Did the boy sing beautifully?
· Did the burglar use the fire escape?