SBLE1033 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 1
TOPIC ASSIGNMENT : GRAMMAR PORTFOLIO
ASSIGNMENT TITLE : GRAMMAR PORTFOLIO 1, 2, AND 3
LIEW KAR YEE
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NAME OF LECTURER
MDM.WAN NARMI AZIANA BT WAN ABDULLAH
MARKS OF COURSE WORK / 30%
GRAMMAR PORTFOLIO 1
1. Simple past tense
The definition of simple past or past simple, sometimes their called as the preterite, is the basic form of the past tensein Modern English. It is used principally to describe events in the past, although it also has some other uses.
In addition, The simple past tense usually means that this action ended in the past. Simple past can be used for most past actions; we can use it for
• actions that happened quickly,
• actions that happened over time, or
• actions that were habits in the past.
In the simple past tense, the verb ”to be “ has two different form which is was and were.
Example of simple past tense about my family and my job :
a) Once I was a student before I joined public service as court Chinese Interpreter or known as Chinese translation.
b) Yesterday, I reached my office at 7.15am.
c) I loved and enjoyed my job.
d) I watch a movie yesterday after working.
e) I lived in Kuala Lumpur for two years before I move
References: SOURCE 1. http://www.grammar. about .com 2. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html 3. Fundamentals of English Grammar (Paperback) by Betty Schrampfer Azar 4. The Cambridge Grammar of English Language by Huddleston, Geoffrey 5. Advanced Grammar & Vocabulary by Mark Skipper 6. British Council survey of policy and practice in primary English language teaching worldwide by Shelagh Rixo