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hello friends and welcome to the distant past because today we're talking about the past tense which refers to stuff that has already happened there are many ways to form the past tense but for right now I just want to focus on the basic version which is just adding Edie so if you take word like walk as in I walk to the store no not the store to the moon I'm going to the moon on foot try and stop me that's in the present tense but if I wanted to put that in the past I would say I walk I walked to the moon I got very strong legs and good shoes so this sentence is happening now it's the present this sentence happened earlier it's the past so the simplest way to figure out whether or not something is in the past tense or if you want to put something in the past tense is this thing this edy ending so you go from walk to walked talked to talked sneeze to sneezed jump to jumped and open to opened so if it doesn't end with an e Y add any D if it does end with an e you just add the D that's how to form the past tenth that's what the past tense does it's stuff that's already happened and most of the time when you want to form the past tense out of a word you just add II D you can learn anything David