Use the past simple to talk about finished actions in the past.
For regular verbs, the past simple positive is infinitive + -ed
Other regular verbs:
- listen –> listened
Yesterday, I listened to music in the morning.
- wait –> waited
He waited 10 minutes for the bus.
- work –> worked
Last night she worked until 10:00 PM.
- call –> called
When you called me an hour ago, I was in class.
- remember –> remembered
We remembered everything we learned in English class.
- watch — > watched
They watched the movie last weekend.
Special Case 1
If the verb ends in -e, then just add -d
- like –> liked (likeed)
- arrive –> arrived
- change –> changed
Special Case 2
Verbs that end in consonant + -y, we remove the -y and add -ied.
- I studyed English for two years when I was a child.
- I studied English for two years when I was a child.
Other verbs in this category: cry, fly, try.
Special Case 3
Verbs that end in consonant + vowel + consonant, double the final consonant:
- I stoped smoking.
- I stopped smoking.