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20+ Example Sentences in Simple Past Tense (PDF)


In this post, you will find positive, negative and interrogative example sentences in simple past tense. The simple past tense is a verb tense used to describe a completed action that happened in the past. It is formed by using the past tense form of the verb.

For example, “I visited my grandparents last weekend.” The simple past tense is used to talk about actions or events that happened at a specific time in the past and have now been completed.

It is also used to describe past habits, states, or situations. The time when the action took place is often indicated by time expressions such as “yesterday,” “last week,” “when I was a child,” etc.

Example Sentences in Simple Past Tense


Simple Past Tense Example Sentences

Here are 25 sentences in the simple past tense:

1. I visited my grandparents last weekend.
2. She played the piano beautifully.
3. They went on a road trip.
4. He read a novel in one day.
5. The birds sang loudly in the morning.
6. The rain stopped falling in the afternoon.
7. We watched a movie last night.
8. You finished the book in two days.
9. The children built a sandcastle on the beach.
10. I learned a new language last year.

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11. She took a nap in the afternoon.
12. He exercised at the gym yesterday.
13. The sun shone brightly all day.
14. The flowers bloomed in the garden.
15. We planned our vacation last month.
16. You waited for your friend for an hour.
17. They played video games all night.
18. The wind blew strongly in the evening.
19. I felt tired yesterday.
20. She listened to the radio on her way to work.
21. He typed an email in the morning.
22. The dogs barked loudly all day.
23. We enjoyed the party last night.
24. You learned how to play the guitar last year.
25. They hiked up the mountain yesterday.


Positive Sentences in Simple Past Tense

  1. I visited Paris last summer.
  2. They completed the project ahead of schedule.
  3. She graduated from college with honors.
  4. We watched a fascinating documentary yesterday.
  5. The team won the championship last year.
  6. He finished the marathon in under three hours.
  7. I traveled to Japan for my vacation.
  8. They bought a new car last month.
  9. She wrote a beautiful poem for her friend.
  10. The concert started at 8 PM.


Negative Sentences in Simple Past Tense

  1. I did not attend the meeting yesterday.
  2. They did not finish their homework on time.
  3. She did not pass the driving test.
  4. We did not go to the amusement park.
  5. I didn’t think about it.
  6. He did not score well on the exam.
  7. I did not receive your email.
  8. They did not visit us over the weekend.
  9. She did not like the movie.
  10. The event did not take place due to bad weather.


Interrogative Sentences in Simple Past Tense

  1. Did you enjoy your vacation in Turkiye?
  2. Did they complete the assignment on time?
  3. Did she attend the conference last week?
  4. Did we go to the museum yesterday?
  5. Did the team win the match?
  6. Did he meet you at the airport?
  7. Did you have a good time at your uncle?
  8. Did they watch the new movie?
  9. Did she finish her project before the deadline?
  10. Did the concert start on time?


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Lessons in American past tenses. In English #10 would be “I learnt a new language last year.

Very useful for my English homework.

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