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Types of Past Tense

Continuous
Continuous

Past continuous tense Functions of the Past continuous The past continuous describes actions or events in a time before now, which began in the past and is still going on at the time of speaking.

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Continuous and Perfect Tenses
Continuous and Perfect Tenses

Both past continuous and past perfect continuous tenses can be used to talk about actions or situations that were in progress at a certain point of time in the past. While the past continuous merely shows continuity, the past perfect continuous tense also puts an emphasis on the idea of duration.

Perfect
Perfect

Forming the past perfect. The Past Perfect tense in English is composed of two parts: the past tense of the verb to have (had) + the past participle of the main verb.

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The Future
The Future

Complete description of the verb form 'future in the past.' ( was going to study / would study )

The Past
The Past

The past tense describes a past event or a state of being.The past tense is categorized further depending on whether the action was in progress or has been completed. The four past tenses are the simple past tense, the past progressive tense, the past perfect tense, and the past perfect progressive tense. This page contains examples of the past tense.

The Present
The Present

The present tense usually describes a current event or state of being, but, oddly, the present tense can also describe past and future events. The four present tenses are the simple present tense, the present progressive tense, the present perfect tense, and the present perfect progressive tense.

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