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The Simple Tenses

"Jena loves to dance,"  is the same as "Jena does love to dance."

"Jena loved to dance," is the same as "Jena did love to dance."

Jena dances with her friends every weekend. Last Saturday, she danced for four hours. She kept perfect rhythm to the music. 

In positive declarative clauses, the simple tense usually uses the main verb  without the auxiliary, DO.

Follow the pages for the present tense, regular past tense, and irregular past tense.

Click here  for the simple present tense.

The main verb looks like the basic form. The third person singular adds -s.


Click here for the regular simple past tense

The main verb ends in -ed. 


Click here for the irregular simple past tense.  

There is often a shift in the vowel sound in the center of the verb.