In order to be able to use English comfortably in any situation and express yourself in elaborative sentences, you must first have detailed information about the tenses. In the English language, some suffixes can change the meaning of verbs completely and as a result a whole sentence changes. Therefore, knowledge of technical grammatical rules means using the language correctly and understanding the sentences. Today we will discover with you the Past indefinite tense and learn how to use it effectively in the English language.
In this way, you can strive for maximum excellence in writing, essay exams and speaking activities.
What is a Past Indefinite Tense?
The tense is an indefinite tense of time to express a condition or action that occurred in the past. Usually, the exact time of this operation or condition is not indicated by these sentences. Therefore, the sentences have an indefinite meaning.
In short, there is no time frame in such sentences that provides information on the exact duration of the past action or the situation in the past.
Past indefinite tense in Urdu with examples
Here are the Examples.
|میں نے خط ڈاک میں ڈالا||I posted the letter|
|تم نے مجھے چائے پر بلایا||You invited me to tea|
|ہماری ٹیم نے میچ جیت لیا||Our team won the match|
|لڑکوں نے شور مچایا||The boys made a noise|
|مجید نے خوبصورت تصویر بنائی||Majeed made a beautiful picture|
|دادی اماں نے ہمیں عجیب کہانی سنائی||The grandmother told us a strange story|
|طلبہ نے سبق سنایا||The students told the lesson۱|
|استاد نے سبق اچھی طرح پڑھایا||The teacher taught the lesson well|
|وہ جان بچانے لے لئے بھاگ کھڑا ہوا||He ran for his life|
|اس نے اپنی کتاب دینے سے انکار کر دیا||He refused to give his book|
What is the “indefinite clear aspect”
The term indefinite aspect is used to group all verbs of indefinite duration (past, present and future). (Keep in mind that the appearance of a verb is determined by whether the verb expresses a fact, in progress, or completed operation. Verbs with an indefinite aspect express facts.)
Affirmative – Positive phrases in the indefinite past tense
The structure of the positive sentences in Past Infinite Tense is briefly as follows:
Subject + main verb + suffix (or irregular verb) + object
Affirmative sentences can be established by following the basic formula above.
- I went there too, they saw me there and told you.
- You lost my pen here.
- He did his homework and converted it into a doc file in the laptop’s file.
It is also possible to order sentences with a negative meaning using the infinite past tense. While doing this, you should also consider the status and actions that have occurred in the past.
Also, like other times, the word to be used to give the negative meaning at this time is clear: now Let us now look at the general structure of negative sentences in the past indefinite tense. Next, let’s look at example sentences.
Subject + Auxiliary (ready) + not + Main verb (in the first form) + Object
Negative sentences can be determined by following the basic formula above.
- You did not reply to his mail.
- She didn’t come back.
- Eny didn’t make your cakes.
The questioning sentence
Sometimes we want to ask a question about a situation or action in the past. In this case, the tense we have to use is the indefinite past. When we use this term, we need to put the Auxiliary at the beginning of the sentence structure.
Here we are providing the formula you need to follow to create the sentence that asks a question. Remember to include a question mark at the end of the sentences.
Auxiliary (Did) + Object + Main Aig (in the first form) + Object
Questioning sentences can be created by following the basic formula above.
- Did she do her homework?
- Did he wash the dishes?
- Has he jumped many hurdles?
Why indefinite tense is important?
Native English speakers can use all twelve tenses without thinking about grammar. However, if you are learning or teaching English, take the time to learn tenses, because if something happens, it is an expression of basic communication skills. Simple verb tenses are usually the first to learn, but as discussed, they are by no means simple and are not used too often in a natural conversation.
Remember, tenses don’t just say something of the past, present, or future. They also tell you if the operation is custom, completed, or in progress (called criteria).
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