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Short forms and long forms in the Past Simple

How to use short/contracted forms with the Past Simple?

We often use short/contracted forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The Past Simple is formed with a main verb, so short/contracted forms are only used with negative forms.

1. Affirmative forms

PronounsLong formsContracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, theyI workednot possible
you worked
he worked
they worked

2. Negative forms

PronounsLong formsContracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, theydid not workdidn’t work
you did not workyou didn’t work
he did not workhe didn’t work