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PAST TENSES:. Past tenses. There are four past tenses in English : Past simple Past continuous Past perfect simple Past perfect continuous. Past simple : uses. I got up, switched off the radio, and sat down again. Why are we using the past simple here?. Past simple : uses.

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Past tenses
  • There are fourpast tenses in English:
  • Past simple
  • Pastcontinuous
  • Pastperfect simple
  • Pastperfectcontinuous
past simple uses
Past simple: uses

I got up, switched off the radio, and sat down again.

Why are we using the past simple here?

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Past simple: uses

(CONSECUTIVE) FINISHED ACTIONS IN THE PAST

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Past simple: uses

When I was younger, I went to the park every day.

Why are we using the past simple here?

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Past simple: uses

PAST HABITS

Used to (actions and states) and would (actions) are also possible:

I used to be addicted to chocolate.

When I was younger, I would get up at 6.

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Past simple: uses

If he didn’t stay up so late, he wouldn’t feel tired all the time.

Why are we using the past simple here?

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Past simple: uses

IN SECOND CONDITIONAL CLAUSES

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Past simple: uses

Joan said that she wanted to come to the party.

Why are we using the past simple here?

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Past simple: uses

IN REPORTED SPEECH, INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT SIMPLE

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Past simple: uses

I wish I knew where your father was.

It’s time you got your own car.

Why are we using the past simple here?

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Past simple: uses

TO EXPRESS WISHES ABOUT THE PRESENT

past continuous uses
Pastcontinuous: uses

John: I rang you at one but you weren’t in.

Mary: I was. I was having lunch at one.

Why are we using the past continuous here?

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Pastcontinuous: uses

ACTIONS IN PROGRESS IN THE PAST

Sometimes there’s an idea of interruption:

I was working at my office when I got a phone call.

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Pastcontinuous: uses

On the dance floor half a dozen couples were throwing themselves around. Most of them were dancing cheek to cheek, if dancing is the word.

Why are we using the past continuous here?

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Pastcontinuous: uses

BACKGROUND DESCRIPTIONS IN STORIES

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Pastcontinuous: uses

He said that he was enjoying his work.

Why are we using the past continuous here?

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Pastcontinuous: uses

IN REPORTED SPEECH INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS

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Pastcontinuous: uses

I wish you weren’t chasing these impossible dreams.

It’s about time we were leaving.

Why are we using the past continuous here?

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Pastcontinuous: uses

TO EXPRESS WISHES ABOUT ACTIONS IN PROGRESS

past perfect simple uses
Pastperfect simple: uses

The pilot told the police what had happened.

Why are we using the past perfect simple here?

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Pastperfect simple: uses

ACTIONS IN THE PAST THAT OCCURRED BEFORE ANOTHER PAST ACTION

If the order of events is clear, we can use the Past simple:

I waited until everybody (had) arrived.

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Pastperfect simple: uses

If he had run a bit faster, he could have won.

Why are we using the past perfect simple here?

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Pastperfect simple: uses

IN THIRD CONDITIONAL CLAUSES

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Pastperfect simple: uses

She said that she had already seen the film.

She said that she had got up late.

Why are we using the past perfect simple here?

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Pastperfect simple: uses

IN REPORTED SPEECH, INSTEAD OF THE:

  • PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • PAST SIMPLE
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Pastperfect simple: uses

If only I had known you were coming.

Why are we using the past perfect simple here?

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Pastperfect simple: uses

TO EXPRESS WISHES ABOUT THE PAST, USUALLY TO EXPRESS REGRET

past perfect continuous uses
Pastperfectcontinuous: uses

The boat had been sailing in calm when a cow fell from the sky.

Why are we using the past perfect continuous here?

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Pastperfectcontinuous: uses

A LONGER ACTION IN THE PAST THAT OCCURRED BEFORE ANOTHER PAST ACTION

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Pastperfectcontinuous: uses

She said that she had been looking for a good location since August.

She said that she had been sleeping.

Why are we using the past perfect continuous here?

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Pastperfectcontinuous: uses

IN REPORTED SPEECH, INSTEAD OF THE:

  • PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
  • PAST CONTINUOUS
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PAST TENSES

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Carmen Luisa Pérez Amaro