Simple past tense

Simple past Tense amd the usage

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past tense

 Generally, the simple past tense is used to express the following events or situation.1)      Events in the past that are finished or happened at a specific time in the past2)      Situation in the past3)      Sries of actions in the past happening one after another

 


Now, let’s look at some example of the above usages for the simple past tense


1)     Events in the past that are finished or happened at a specific time in the past


 


Examples


Steve came to my house last week.

I went to college 3 years ago.

He ate the dinner 1 hour ago.

I slept well last night.

 


 


2)  Situation in the past


 


Examples:


I lived in Kolkata for  10 years (I don’t live there anymore).

 


 


3)  A series of actions in the past happening one after another


 


Examples:


 


· Rama came and smiled at the guests

I lived in Kolkata  for 10 years (I don’t live there anymore).


 3)  A series of actions in the past happening one after another


 Examples:


 John entered the hall, lit a cigarette and smiled at the us.

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