Friday, 26 November 2021

 Past tenses - English Grammar Lessons Guide

There are four past tenses in English. Use them to talk about things that started and ended in the past or things that started in the past and continue to the present.

Past tenses - English Grammar Lessons Guide
Past tenses - English Grammar Lessons Guide

Simple past for actions starting and ending in the past.

Past continuous for actions starting in the past and continuing to the present.

Past perfect for actions that started and ended in the past before another action that is also in the past.

Past perfect continuous for actions that were going on in the past up until another action in the past happened.

Examples of Past Tense

Bill attended the program.

Tom performed in the show.

Alice was practicing on the tennis court.

Jim had been there a long time ago.

I was waiting for my friends.

Peter had been cooking the meal before we reached there.

Alana was happy to hear the news.

Jeff had left the place before we reached.

Rock was singing in the show.

Bob was playing football in the field.

They were practicing cricket for the upcoming tournament.

Alex was excited to go to the concert.

Dana wrote the letter.

I was attending the class.

I prepared the design.

Albert was sick.

Patrick went to the library.

John had written the application before you came.

Paul started reading after the teacher had entered the room.

Rick was exhausted.

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