PAST INDEFINITE TENSE RULES WITH EXAMPLE

PAST INDEFINITE TENSE

Identification: End of Sentences must be Ya, Ye, I, Ee.

RULE FOR SIMPLE SENTENCE

 [Sub + V2 + Object]

  1. We did this work.
  2. Girls plucked the flower.
  3. Shiva went to school.
  4. My mother cooked food.
  5. Ravi went to GMA.

RULE FOR NEGATIVE SENTENCE

[Sub + did + not + V1 + Object.]

  1. We did not do this work.
  2. Girls did not pluck the flower.
  3. Shiva did not go to school.
  4. My mother did not cook food.
  5. Ravi did not go to GMA.

RULE FOR INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

[Did + Sub + V1 + Object?]

  1. Did we do this work?
  2. Did Girls pluck the flower?
  3. Did Shiva go to school?
  4. Did my mother cook food?
  5. Did Ravi go to GMA?

RULE FOR INTERROGATIVE + NEGATIVE SENTENCE

[Did + Sub + not + V1 + Object?]

  1. Did we not do this work?
  2. Did girls not pluck the flower?
  3. Did Shiva not go to school?
  4. Did my mother not cook food?
  5. Did Ravi not go to GMA?

RULE FOR WH-QUESTION SENTENCE

[Wh-Words + did + Sub + V1 + Object?]

  1. Why did we do this work?
  2. What did girls pluck the flower?
  3. When did Shiva go to school?
  4. Why did my mother cook food?
  5. When did Ravi go to GMA?

RULE FOR INFINITIVE SENTENCE = TO + V1

[Sub +went + to + V1 + Object.]

  1. We went to do this work.
  2. Girls went to pluck the flower.
  3. My mother went to cook the food.
  4. They went to morning walk.
  5. He went to take bath.

RULES FOR QUESTION TAG SENTENCE

[Sub + V2 + Object, did + not + sub?]

  1. We did this work, did not we?
  2. Girls plucked the flower, did not girls?
  3. My mother cooked the food, did not my mother?
  4. She washed clothes, did not she?
  5. He played hockey, did not he?

 

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