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Past Participle

Grade 9
Sep 5, 2022

The simple past tense is used to present or describe an event or occurrence that has happened or existed in the past. The situations or conditions to use a simple past tense is to: 

  • Present an action, event, or condition that occurred in the past or at a given specific time. 
  • Refer to or present an action that has been completed with no time mentioned. 
  • Present or refer to an action or occurrence of an event which done repeatedly and regularly. 
  • Refer to a state of mind in the past or a feeling that was felt in the past. 
  • Refer to somebody who has died. 
  • Describe events that have occurred in rapid succession in the past. 

There are four past tense forms in English: 

  • Past simple: I walked. 
  • Past continuous: I was walking. 
  • Past perfect: I had walked. 
  • Past perfect continuous: I had been walking. 


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