Past Tense2

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Past Tense2

  1. 1. FINISHED COMPLETEDPresent tense expresses action, activityand state of being completed/finished
  2. 2. Simple Past is used to denote theaction, activity has been completed. It does notindicate, when was the activity completed
  3. 3. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowI ate salad Look! It has been snowing.
  4. 4. I drank water Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  5. 5. I ran yesterday Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.
  6. 6. Usage…To express an activity completed in the past I ran yesterday Ramesh has left for school She has slept
  7. 7. Usage…To express past habits She always carried a pepper spray He ran for two hours daily Rohit practiced boxing everyday
  8. 8. Past Perfect indicatesCompletion Of Action/Activitybefore another action in the past. Itcan also be used to indicate Completion ofan Activity/Action before aspecific time in the past
  9. 9. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. I had visited Guwahati in 1996
  10. 10. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now her Ithas been She felt so happy after buying the houseLook! father had owned as a kid snowing.
  11. 11. Usage…To express an action which was completedbefore a certain moment in the past I had met Vijay five years back It had stopped raining two hours back Ritu had finished her lunch earlier
  12. 12. Usage…When two actions happened in the past, to showwhich happened earlier than the other. I read the report before the meeting had started Shuchi had written the mail before she got the news Prakash had finished his lunch before his boss arrived
  13. 13. Past Continuous is used toshow an ongoing activity in thepast.
  14. 14. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. The baby was sleeping
  15. 15. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. It was raining
  16. 16. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing. She was studying
  17. 17. Usage…To talk about an action happening at some pointin the past. The time of the action may or may notbe denoted The husband & wife were watching a movie It was getting colder We were driving all night
  18. 18. Usage…Used with always, continually to indicatepersistent habits in the past Narender was always complaining He was always running late
  19. 19. Past PerfectContinuous is used to indicateActivity which started in thepast and finished in the past.Used to indicate the duration of the activity/action
  20. 20. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now The baby had been sleepingLook! It has been for 3 hours snowing.
  21. 21. Past Present Future Duration from the past until now It had been raining for 5 hoursLook! It has been snowing.
  22. 22. Past Present Future Duration from the past until nowLook! It has been snowing.She had been studying for the last 2 hours
  23. 23. Usage…To express an action which began in the past &continued till that time - Nitin had been attending the course for 3 months Sangeeta had been teaching for 5 years before Tanu joined

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