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The Past Tense. Past simple, perfect, and progressive. Verb Forms . plane / arrive / France. ✔ The plane arrived in France. Past Simple. Function : An action that ended at a point in the past. Form : subject + verb + “-ed” / irregular verb form.

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The past tense

The Past Tense

Past simple, perfect, and progressive


Verb forms

Verb Forms


Plane arrive france

plane / arrive / France

✔ The plane arrived in France.


Past simple

Past Simple

  • Function: An action that ended at a point in the past.

  • Form: subject + verb + “-ed”/ irregular verb form

  • Example: Hetraveled yesterday.

subject verb + “-ed”


Past simple practice

Past Simple Practice!

  • Remember: subject + verb + “-ed” or irregular ending

  • She / visit / Australia

  • We / buy / souvenirs

  • You / go / museum

  • I / learn / culture


Girl write postcard

girl / write / postcard

✔ The girl was writing a postcard.


Past progressive

Past Progressive

  • Function: An action that was in progress at a particular time in the past.

  • Form: subject + aux (was/were) + verb + “-ing”

  • Example: He was traveling yesterday.

subject aux verb + “-ing”


Past progressive practice

Past Progressive Practice!

  • Remember: subject + aux (was/were) + verb + “-ing”

  • They / return / home

  • I / find / directions

  • He / take / taxi

  • You / avoid / pickpockets


He see pyramids

He / see / pyramids

✔ He had seen the pyramids.


Past perfect

Past Perfect

  • Function: An action that happened before another in the past.

  • Form: subject + aux (had) + past participle

  • Example: He had traveled yesterday.

subject aux past participle


Past perfect practice

Past Perfect Practice!

  • Remember: subject + aux (had) + past participle

  • You / spot / Statue of Liberty

  • We / go / Ireland

  • They / unpack / suitcase

  • He / be / Germany


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