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    #1

    past simple

    Is correct?

    Did you cook anythig special last weekend?
    No, I didn't.
    or
    Yes, I cooked fish and chips for all my family

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    #2

    Re: past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by amonell View Post
    Is this correct?

    Did you cook anything special last weekend?
    No, I didn't.
    or
    Yes, I cooked fish and chips for all my family.
    Welcome to the forum.

    The exchange is natural and grammatically correct. However, in the UK, making fish and chips for the family probably wouldn't be considered cooking anything special. I would probably say "... for my/the whole family".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by amonell View Post
    Is this correct?

    Did you cook anything special last weekend?
    No, I didn't.
    or
    Yes, I cooked fish and chips for all my family
    Both answers are correct, but note my corrections. Also, your question might be better phrased as "Are these correct?", since you are asking about more than one sentence.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #4

    Re: past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Also, your question might be better phrased as "Are these correct?", since you are asking about more than one sentence.
    For the benefit of the OP, Grumpy saw them as several sentences, so suggested "Are these correct?" I considered it to be a dialogue so suggested "Is it correct?" Both are possible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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