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Polite Past Tense Form of Verbs (ました-Form)

Polite Past Tense Form of Verbs (ました-Form)

In past-tense of a verb in polite form is a matter of taking the ます-form of the verb and changing the ます into ました.

Similarly, the past-tense polite form of です is でした.

The negative form of the polite past-tense instead changes the ます of the ます-form into ませんでした and です into either ではありませんでした or じゃありませんでした.


Kinou atarashii One Piece wo mimashitaka?
(Did you watch the new One Piece yesterday?)

Iie, mimasendeshita…
(No, I did not…)