What is it good for?
- Talking about actions completed in the past.
- I called my mom yesterday.
- You went to the airport last Sunday.
- We ate the whole cake.
- Talking about a series of actions completed in the past.
- First I called my mom, then I met you at a cafe, then we ate all the cake together.
- You went to the bus stop, got on the bus, and sat in a seat.
- Talking about habits in the past.
- I only ate cereal everyday for a month.
- She studied Chinese three times a week.
- Talking about a duration that was completed in the past.
- I lived in Brazil for two years.
- He waited in line at the movie theater for two hours.
- Talking about past facts.
- You didn’t like dogs when you were a child.
- It did not rain yesterday.
Making it Negative:
Put did not/didn’t before the base verb.
- He did not go home last night.
- She didn’t eat any cake.
- We didn’t fall in love.
Asking a Question:
Did + Subject + Base verb (+Object)
- Did you like to eat vegetables when you were a child?
- Answer: Yes, I did. or No, I didn’t.
- Did he go to work yesterday?
- Answer: Yes, he did. or No, he didn’t.
- Did we miss the train?
- Answer: Yes, we did. or No, we didn’t.
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