Past Indefinite Tense Use | Definition | Sentences

Learn Past indefinite Tense with Examples, Sentences, and rules in the Urdu language.

 

1- Past Indefinite Tense – Definition 

 

Past Indefinite Tense is used for a habitual and single action in the Past. we use the second form of a verb like went, ate, played, and came, etc.

 

Examples;

 

(A) a single act in the past; as,

  • He stole my purse.
  • He stood first in English.

 

(B)  habitual action in the past; as

  • I worked (used to work) until late at night.

 

2- Past indefinite Tense – Rules

 

RULE – 1 

 

We always use The 2nd form of the verb  for this tense and this form  is only used for this tense; as,

I went, ate, played, etc.

 

RULE- 2

 

“Did” Helping Verb is used only for interrogative Sentences and “did not” for negative sentences. we never use the helping verb for an affirmative sentence.

 

RULE-3

 

 “Past form of the verb” and “helping verb” is used with all nouns or pronoun when they come as a subject in a sentence.

 

3- Past Indefinite Tense – Sentences 

 

We can make three types of sentences; as,

 

(i) Affirmative 

 

Formula: – Sub + 2nd form + Object + full stop

 

The second form of the verb is used to make an affirmative sentence. This verb is used for each noun and pronoun that come as a subject in a sentence; as,

 

Examples;

  • She went to school.
  • They went to school.
  • Ahmed went to school.

 

 

(ii) Negative (He did not go to school) –

 

Formula: – Sub + did not + 1st form + Object + Full Stop

 

After adding “did not” to the sentence, we use the first form of the verb then; as,

 

Examples;

  • She did not go to school.
  • They did not go to school.
  • Ahmed did not go to school.

 

 

(iii) Interrogative (Did he go to school)

 

Formula: – Did + sub + 1st form + Object + Question mark

 

Adding “Did” helping verb at the beginning of the sentence, we use the first form of the verb after a subject then; as,

 

Examples;

  • Did she go to school?
  • Did they go to school?
  • Did Ahmed go to school?

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