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Past Simple Tense

The Simple Past is used:-
  1. To describe an action completed in the past. It often occurs with adverbs of time;
    She visited a park yesterday. (yesterday = adverb of time)
    I received an e-mail from my friend last Sunday. ( last Sunday = adverb of time)
  2. Sometimes, adverb of time is not used and the Simple Past tense is used without any past time. In such case the times is understood or indicated by the context.
    I didn't sleep well. (i.e., last night)
    I am hungry, I did not take breakfast. (i.e., Today's breakfast)
  3. Simple Past is also used for past habits;
    Ann studied many hours every day.
    He always bit his nails.


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