The dreaded Past Indefinite
Somehow I have noticed that a lot of people have a particular aversion to using the past indefinite tense in the correct way and it is more so with the negative and interrogative rather than the affirmative.
I have encountered a good number of people who can speak quite adequate English but their proficiency is undermined by the occasional but serious mistake of verb tense in this particular situation.
I would like ot just give a few example of some sentence and I hope that would help, at least some of us.
I went to school. (positive)
I did not 'go' to school. (negative)
Did I 'go' to school? (interrogative)
The servants knew. (positive)
The servants did know (emphatic positive)
He used to drive few years ago.
The following sentences are grammatically INCORRECT and must be avoided.
1. I did not went to school.
2. The servants did knew.
3. He used to drove a few years back.
I hope this effort is worth some while.
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