The Present Simple Past
In spoken English, the following contraction is often used:
|did not have
|did not read
|did not like
|did not eat
|did not drink
In order to change an affirmative statement into a negative statement, did not is placed after the subject, and the form of the verb is changed to the bare infinitive.
|I didn't work.
|You worked. (singular 1 and plural 1+)
|You didn't work.
|He/She didn't work.
|It didn't work
|We didn't work.
|They didn't work.
What Mr Bean did and didn't do yesterday.
|On Saturday Mr Bean didn't wake up at 6.00 am. He woke up at 8.00 am.
|He didn't get up at 6.15 am. He got up at 9.00 am.
|He didn't go to the office. He went to the bathroom.
|He didn't have a shower. He had a bath.
|After his shower he didn't have a cup of coffee. He had a shave and brushed his teeth.
|He didn't eat breakfast at about 7.00 am. He ate breakfast at about 10.00 am.
|After breakfast he didn't read the newspaper. He went for a run.
|After his run he didn't go to work. He went to meet his friends.
Pronunciation and Spelling Tip - Some irregular verbs to listen to and learn.
Tell us something you didn't do yesterday.
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