simple past (plural simple pasts)
- (grammar) A tense used to describe something that happened in the past, formed by the inflection of a single word, without any auxiliary verb such as be or have.
- (grammatical tense): past perfect, past continuous, past perfect continuous, past participle, present, present perfect, present continuous, present perfect continuous, present participle, future simple, future perfect, future continuous, future perfect continuous, future-in-the-past simple, future-perfect-in-the-past
the simple past tense
- Simple past (English) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Preterite on Wikipedia.Wikipedia