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Title: Past Tenses


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Past Tenses
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I. Past Simple Tense - definitions/1 -
  • Action completed in the past when there is direct
    or indirect time reference
  • E.g. He left an hour ago.
  • He left before the boss came
  • Past habitual action
  • E.g. He travelled a lot when he was young.

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. Past Simple Tense - definitions/2 -
  • Past actions happening one after the other
  • E.g. He stood up, got his briefcase and left the
    office.
  • Past actions which will not be repeated
  • E.g. Monroe starred in The Seven Year Itch.

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Past Simple Tense- positive -
  • I
  • You
  • He/She/It verbed or V2
  • We
  • You
  • They
  • E.g She played the piano.
  • E.g I went to the shop.

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Past Simple Tense- question forms -
  • I
  • You
  • He/She/It
  • DID We V1?
  • You
  • They
  • E.gDid you go to the cinema?

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Past Simple Tense- negative -
  • I
  • You
  • He/She/It
  • We DID NOT V1
  • You (DIDNT)
  • They
  • E.g They did not come to the party.

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Past Simple Tense - adverbs of frequency -
  • Yesterday
  • Last (year, month, Monday, week)
  • (two days, three weeks) ago

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II. Past Continuous Tense -
definitions/1 -
  • Past action in progress at a given point in
    time
  • E.g. She was working at 8 oclock in the
    evening.
  • Past action in progress interrupted by another
    action
  • E.g. She was watching TV when I came.

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Past Continuous - definitions/2 -
  • Simultaneous past actions
  • E.g. While Jane was sleeping, Ben was reading.
  • Polite requests
  • E.g. I was wondering if you could help me.

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Past Continuous - positive -
  • I WAS
  • You WERE
  • He/She/It WAS verbING
  • We WERE
  • You WERE
  • They WERE
  • E.g. I was playing the piano.

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Past Continuous - question forms -
  • WAS I
  • WERE You
  • WAS he/she/it verbING?
  • WERE we
  • WERE you
  • WERE they

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Past Continuous - negative -
  • I WAS
  • You WERE
  • He/She/It WAS NOT verbING
  • We WERE
  • You WERE
  • They WERE
  • !! Was not wasnt
  • Were not werent!!
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