Past Tense Review

We can use the past simple to talk about actions and states which we see as completed in the past.

We can use the past continuous to talk about past events which went on for a period of time.

We can use the present perfect when we want to look back from the present to the past.

The Present Perfect Continuous can be used to talk about an action or actions that started in the past and continued until recently or that continue into the future.

We can use the past perfect simple to talk about what happened before a point in the past. It looks back from a point in the past to further in the past.

We can use the past perfect continuous to look back at a situation in progress.

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