Grammar detail: verb negative past form

verb negative past form
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To create the negative plain past form of any verb (Ichidan or Godan), replace the ない of the negative with なかった.
Ichidan たべない たべなかった
Godan よまない よまなかった
To create the negative polite past form of any verb,
replace ません from the negative polite present form with ませんでした.
For example: たべません (not eating) becomes たべませんでした (didn't eat).
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See also:
  • Key verb conjugations
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