Past Indefinite Tense Formula, Definition, Examples

What is past indefinite tense?

A verb is a past tense show an action that happened in the past. We use the second form of verb with all persons.

Past Indefinite Tense Formula for Affirmative Sentence

Subject + Form of verb2 + object + …………… (.)

Past Indefinite Tense Formula for Negative Sentence

Subject + did not + form of verb1 + object + …………… (.)

Past Indefinite Tense Formula for Interrogative Sentences

Did + Subject + form of verb1 +  object + …………… (?)

Past Indefinite Affirmative Sentences

Rule: Subject + 2nd form of verb + object + ………… (.)

Past indefinite examples:

  • His eyes filled with tears.
  • She loved her father.
  • I did my homework.
  • The sword fell from his hands.
  • My brother played hockey.
  • We went to school.
  • He wanted to advise him.
  • He abused him
  • He recited the Holy Book.
  • He cultivated the rice.
  • He cheated them.
  • I supported him.
  • They dug the grave.

Past indefinite affirmative rules and examples

past indefinite tense affirmative sentences

Past Indefinate Negative Sentences

Rule: Subject + did not + 1st form of verb + object + …… (.)

Past indefinite negative sentences

  • They did not help the poor.
  • He did not go to school.
  • They did not post the letter.
  • They did not admit your mistakes.
  • It did not snow on the mountains.
  • You did not finish your work.
  • They did not catch the fish.
  • He did not preach him.
  • They did not teach us English.
  • He did not advise him.
  • The girl did not dress the hair.

Past indefinite negative sentences and formula

past indefinite tense negative sentences

Past Indefinate Interrogative Sentences

Rule: Did + Subject + 1st form of verb + object …… (?)

Past indefinite interrogative sentences

  • Did the words start to appear?
  • Did the grandmother tell us an interesting story?
  • Did they wait for their friend?
  • Did it rain yesterday?
  • Did our team win the match?
  • Did he know how to contest the election?
  • Did he oppose him?
  • Did he want to kill his father?
  • Did he tease the cattle?
  • Did they help the poor?
  • Did they drive the car?
  • Did the teacher tell a story to the boys?
  • Did Ali win the match?

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Past indefinite interrogative sentences and rules

past indefinite tense interrogative sentences

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