past simple questions (with a wide range of verbs)

past simple questions (with a wide range of verbs)

Point 81 in PAST/simple is defined as:

‘yes/no’, ‘wh-‘, tag and negative question forms with a wide range of verbs.

We have tried to cover this same topic also here.   However, we’ll attempt to focus on what is C1 in this post.

iWeb corpus doesn’t allow much more than searches such as:

_VVD * * * ?

1 SAID TO HIM , ? 403
2 HAPPENED TO BABY JANE ? 373
3 SAID TO THEM , ? 331
4 TOOK YOU SO LONG ? 321
5 SAID , ” WHAT ? 297
6 SAID : ? ? ? 289
7 THOUGHT , WHY NOT ? 239
8 SAID . ? IT ? 186
9 KNEW THAT , RIGHT ? 163
10 SAID , ” WHY ? 161
11 SAID , ” REALLY ? 145
12 SAID TO ME , ? 136
13 THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ? 128
14 GOT A HOT TIP ? 124
15 SAID . ” WHY ? 123
16 HAPPENED , MISS SIMONE ? 122
17 ORDERED TO PAY A ? 109
18 KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR ? 101
19 ORDERED HIM TO PAY ? 100
20 RENEWED FOR SEASON 2 ? 100
21 SAID , ‘ WHAT ? 100
22 SAID . RT ? 99
23 SAID . ? I ? 97
24 FIGURED , WHY NOT ? 94
25 ASKED , ” WHY ? 91
26 SAID . ? WE ? 91
27 FELL IN LOVE WITH ? 89
28 TOOK ME SO LONG ? 85
29 GAVE IT TO YOU ? 84
30 SURPRISED YOU THE MOST ? 84
31 SAID TO HER , ? 83
32 GOT WHAT IT TAKES ? 78
33 TOOK THEM SO LONG ? 75
34 SAID , ‘ REALLY ? 74
35 THOUGHT ” WHY NOT ? 74
36 CAME OUT ON TOP ? 72
37 WANTED TO SEE ME ? 72
38 MADE A PROFIT OF ? 71
39 SAID , ‘ WHY ? 71
40 EXPECTED IT TO BE ? 69
41 ADDED . RT ? 65
42 SAID . ? ? 65
43 STOOD OUT TO YOU ? 64
44 WORKED BEST FOR YOU ? 64
45 HAPPENED TO YOUR FACE ? 63
46 CAME UP WITH THAT ? 62
47 ROSE FROM THE DEAD ? 61
48 HAPPENED ? ? ? ? 60
49 MADE A LOSS OF ? 60
50 GAVE YOU THAT IDEA ? 59
51 RENEWED FOR SEASON 3 ? 59
52 SAID ” WHY NOT ? 56
53 SAID . ” I ? 54
54 ADDED : ? ? ? 53
55 MADE . TO PAY ? 52
56 MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE ? 52
57 MADE THE RIGHT DECISION ? 52
58 RAISED A TOTAL OF ? 51
59 SAID , ? I ? 51
60 LOCATED IN THE WORLD ? 50
61 TURNED OUT TO BE ? 50
62 SAID , WHY NOT ? 49
63 DREW YOU TO IT ? 48
64 ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH ? 48
65 SAID TO HIM : ? 47
66 WANTED IT TO BE ? 47
67 WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ? 46
68 BECAME A CAUSE C ? 45
69 CAME UP WITH THIS ? 45
70 HEARD OF THIS BEFORE ? 45
71 SAID . ? THAT ? 45
72 HAPPENED IN THE PAST ? 44
73 IMPOSED A FINE OF ? 44
74 CAME UP WITH IT ? 40
75 SAID . ? ? ? 40
76 SAID : ” THE ? 40
77 SAID . ” WHAT ? 39
78 ATTRACTED YOU TO IT ? 38
79 BELIEVED TO BE AROUND ? 38
80 HAPPENED TO THE MOUSE ? 38
81 HOPED IT WOULD BE ? 38
82 SAID : ” GARDA ? 38
83 SAID , ” HUH ? 37
84 FELL AMONG THE THIEVES ? 36
85 HAPPENED TO THAT GUY ? 36
86 SAID TO MOSES , ? 36
87 WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND ? 36
88 RECEIVED A TOTAL OF ? 35
89 SAID . GARDA ? 35
90 SAID THAT SINN F ? 35
91 ASKED , ” WHAT ? 34
92 FELL IN THE WILDERNESS ? 34
93 FUCKED UP IS THAT ? 34
94 NEEDED TO BE DONE ? 34
95 PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR ? 34
96 SAID , ” HELLO ? 34
97 THOUGHT ‘ WHY NOT ? 34
98 TOLD YOU THESE THINGS ? 34
99 WORKED WELL FOR YOU ? 34
100 HAPPENED ? WHAT HAPPENED ? 33

did * * * ?

1 DID YOU DO THAT ? 1531
2 DID YOU DO IT ? 1404
3 DID I DO WRONG ? 1259
4 DID YOU KNOW THAT ? 1186
5 DID THE RESEARCH INVOLVE ? 1135
6 DID I MISS SOMETHING ? 1135
7 DID WE GET HERE ? 1081
8 DID IT COME FROM ? 1051
9 DID THEY DO IT ? 855
10 DID YOU GET IT ? 849
11 DID YOU HEAR THAT ? 791
12 DID HE DO IT ? 777
13 DID THAT COME FROM ? 764
14 DID THAT COME ABOUT ? 718
15 DID THEY COME FROM ? 714
16 DID YOU GET THAT ? 706
17 DID YOU SEE THAT ? 679
18 DID YOU GET STARTED ? 599
19 DID THEY DO THAT ? 540
20 DID YOU LIKE IT ? 498
21 DID I GET HERE ? 481
22 DID I DO THAT ? 480
23 DID I DO IT ? 480
24 DID YOU GROW UP ? 434
25 DID I MISS ANYTHING ? 432
26 DID HE DO THAT ? 413
27 DID YOU FIND IT ? 407
28 DID YOU HANDLE IT ? 403
29 DID YOU DO THIS ? 390
30 DID YOU SEE IT ? 346
31 DID YOU GET HERE ? 344
32 DID THIS COME FROM ? 320

33 DID YOU OVERCOME IT ? 320

 

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34 DID WE DO IT ? 318
35 DID THE TIME GO ? 316
36 DID I SAY THAT ? 316
37 DID IT TURN OUT ? 300
38 DID YOU COME FROM ? 296
39 DID I GO WRONG ? 293
40 DID IT ALL START ? 286
41 DID IT ALL BEGIN ? 285
42 DID YOU CATCH THAT ? 283
43 DID YOU PLAY IT ? 281
44 DID IT COME ABOUT ? 279
45 DID THIS COME ABOUT ? 262
46 DID YOU OVERCOME THEM ? 260
47 DID THEY GET THERE ? 255
48 DID YOU ENJOY IT ? 241
49 DID IT GET THERE ? 239
50 DID HE COME FROM ? 239
51 DID I MISS IT ? 227
52 DID THEY DO THIS ? 219
53 DID I DO THIS ? 215
54 DID YOU FIND OUT ? 211
55 DID WE MISS ANYTHING ? 205
56 DID SHE DO IT ? 203
57 DID YOU GET THEM ? 203
58 DID YOU GO TO ? 197
59 DID I TELL YOU ? 190
60 DID N’T YOU KNOW ? 187
61 DID YOU FIND THEM ? 183
62 DID YOU MAKE IT ? 179
63 DID IT WORK OUT ? 178
64 DID YOU JUST SAY ? 177
65 DID YOU KNOW … ? 176
66 DID YOU GET THERE ? 175
67 DID WE COME FROM ? 174
68 DID YOU GET THIS ? 170
69 DID THAT MAKE SENSE ? 169
70 DID THAT WORK OUT ? 162
71 DID YOU BUY IT ? 161
72 DID WE DO THIS ? 159
73 DID YOU DO TODAY ? 158
74 DID HE DO THIS ? 152
75 DID YOU FIX IT ? 152
76 DID IT TAKE YOU ? 145
77 DID YOU HEAR ME ? 144
78 DID YOU MISS ME ? 140
79 DID I MENTION THAT ? 139
80 DID I COME FROM ? 139
81 DID YOU READ THAT ? 137
82 DID YOU COME HERE ? 130
83 DID YOU SOLVE IT ? 130
84 DID YOU USE IT ? 128
85 DID THAT JUST HAPPEN ? 124
86 DID WE DO WRONG ? 123
87 DID YOU SEE THIS ? 122
88 DID IT LOOK LIKE ? 121
89 DID WE DO THAT ? 120
90 DID WE GO WRONG ? 120
91 DID YOU GO WITH ? 118
92 DID YOU LIKE BEST ? 118
93 DID WE MISS SOMETHING ? 117
94 DID YOU FIND US ? 117
95 DID HE KNOW IT ? 116
96 DID SHE DO THAT ? 110
97 DID THE MONEY GO ? 108
98 DID THE SUMMER GO ? 107
99 DID I MISS THAT ? 105
100 DID YOU FIND ME ? 105

B2 vocabulary:

cause, estimated, figured, loss, overcome, presented, profit, renewed

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