Past tenses (revision)


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Past tenses (revision)

  1. 1. Past Tenses
  2. 2. Simple Past Tense The simple past is used to describe actions and/or events that are now completed and no longer true in the present.
  3. 3. Examples I went to San Francisco last year. (I am not in San Francisco now) I saw a film every weekend when I was a teenager.
  4. 4. Past Continuous The past continuous is used to talk about an activity that was in progress at a specific point of time in the past. The emphasis is on the duration of the activity in
  5. 5. Example I was studying for an exam while my mother was cooking dinner. We were walking in the park around 7 p.m. last
  6. 6. The past continuos often used with the simple past to show that one action was in progress when another action occurred.
  7. 7. Example I was having a bath when the doorbell rang. They were eating dinner when the neighbours
  8. 8. Past Perfect This tense describes completed events that took place in the past before another past event. had received it hit had eaten my friend stopped by
  9. 9. Past Perfect The Titanic had received many warnings before it hit the iceberg. I had already eaten when my friend stopped by to visit.