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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

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they I worked not possible
you worked
he worked
they worked

2. Negative forms

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I, he, she, it, we, you, they did not work didn’t work
you did not work you didn’t work
he did not work he didn’t work