The simple past tense is used to talk about a completed action in a time before now. It is the basic form of past tense in English.
The time of the action can be in the recent past or the distant past and the duration of the action is not important.
It is usually formed by adding the suffix "ed" to the root verb.
However, there are many exceptions - see how many of the irregular verbs you can get right with this quiz!
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