Questions in the Past Simple

1. Yes, No questions in Past Simple

Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n’t)
Did you visit your friend at the weekend? Yes,
No,
I
I
did.
didn’t.
Did Susan tell you I phoned? Yes,
No,
she
she
did.
didn’t.

BUT:

to be Subject Rest Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n’t)
Were you at the match on Saturday? Yes,
No,
I
I
was.
wasn’t.

2. Questions with question words in Past Simple

Question word Auxiliary Subject Verb Rest Answer
What did you say to her? I told her I loved her.
When did your mum meet your dad? She met him at school.
Where did they go after the film? They went to a wine bar.

BUT:

Question word to be Subject Rest Answer
Where were you yesterday? I was at work.