A: What did you do yesterday?
B: Nothing much. I just stayed home and cleaned the house.
A: How boring!
B: Yeah, it was. And you? What did you do?
A: I drove to the mountains and went hiking.
B: That sounds fun!
A: I was. I had a great time.
C: Did you do anything this weekend?
F: I did. I took the train to the city and met my friend.
C: Oh, yeah! What did you do?
F: We had lunch and did some shopping.
C: Did you buy anything?
F: No, I didn’t. I just went window shopping. I’m trying to save money.
C: Me too!
E: How was your day?
H: Terrible. I was so busy.
E: Oh, that’s too bad.
H: Yeah, we were so busy at lunch. One person called in sick so we were short-staffed.
E: That’s not good. How did you manage?
H: The came in and helped us.
D: Did you talk to Bob?
K: I did. He said he was sorry.
D: What did he say?
K: He said he didn’t mean to get mad at you.
D: Well, he did. He made me cry.
K: I know. But he is really sorry about it.
Past Tense - Grammar Notes
- We watched a really good movie.
- I went to Nepal for a year.
- I played tennis when I was a kid.
- They bought a new house.
- He stayed home and studied.
- He worked late last night.
- She cooked a big dinner.
- He washed and ironed the clothes.
- I met Joe last night. (meet)
- We had dinner at the new cafe. (have)
- We ate their pasta. (eat)
- Later, we saw a movie. (see)
- It made me cry! (make)
- He bought dinner, so I paid for the movie. (buy/pay)
- What did you do on the weekend?
- I stayed home and studied.
- Where did Roy go on the weekend?
- He went to Devon.
- Who did you meet?
- I met Susan.
- Did you go out on Saturday?
- Yes, I did go out.
- No I didn’t go out.
- Did you see Roy?
- Yes, I did.
- No, I didn’t.
- I did not have time to go to the party.
- I didn't have time to go to the party.
- She did not like her dinner.
- She didn't like her dinner.
- The trains did not leave on time.
- The trains didn't leave on time.