Before starting the exercise for past tense 「…た」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.
- Genki I – Lesson 4: Verbs (past tense)
- Tae Kim’s Guide – Past Tense
Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Past Tense 「…た」
This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.
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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts
||(I) arrived at my house.
||(I) sat down there.
||My grandfather died.
||(I) ate breakfast.
||(I) used an umbrella.
||As for my friend, (I) didn’t wait for (him).
||As for the movie, (I) didn’t watch (it).
||(I) didn’t turn left.
||As for the book, (I) didn’t read (it).
||As for my homework, (I) didn’t do (it).
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