Past tense verbs
I’ve had this document written a really long time ago but I had completely forgotten about it…but here it is ^^.
A. The basic past tense in –요 form is formed by adding -었어요/았어요/했어요 to the verb stem.
The rules for the past are the same as those for conjugating into the present tense:
- Remove the –다 from the verb.
- If the last vowel is a an ㅗorㅏ you’ll add –았어요.
- For the rest of the vowels –었어요is used.
B. The basic past tense in-ㅂ/습니다 form is formed simply by only adding –습니다 to the -었/았/했. Everything else is the same as the –요 form.
Ex. 죽다→ 죽었습니다