Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions using ‘Did’

Learn to speak English easily through the TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed specially to facilitate self-learning. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple, systematic and in an easy way. To be able to speak fluently you should go through all the units and do the exercises. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?


In the previous unit you have learnt to make Questions with ‘Do’ and ‘Does’ and in this unit you will learn to make Questions using ‘did’ and how to answer such questions.

We use ‘did‘ in questions to ask about the past. For such questions one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can give a short or a detailed answer as given in the following example.

Did you watch the match?
Yes, I did.
Yes, I watched the match.
No, I didn’t.
No, I didn’t watch the match.

Did I return your book?
Yes, you did.
Yes, you returned my book.
No, you didn’t.
No, you didn’t return my book.


Write both short and complete answers to the following questions and practice orally.

Did I sing well?
Did we do our duty?
Did you learn driving?
Did he beat you?
Did she finish her work?
Did the bus fall into the river?
Did they win the match?
Did the government issue the order?


Write more questions and answers using the examples, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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