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Past Simple Tense

The past simple tense is used to communicate actions and states that we have completed or finished in the past.

It can be used to talk about a period of time.

  • She was my piano teacher for seven years.
  • I went to every opera show I could when I was living in Spain.
  • She came back from her trip on Wednesday.


It can also be used to talk about a specific point in time.

  • My brother came home on Sunday.
  • I went to her wedding yesterday.
  • Monica saw Joey in the street.


The following time expressions are often used with past simple.

  • Three weeks ago
  • Last year
  • in 1980
  • from April to May
  • for 3 weeks
  • in the last century
  • in the past
  • for a long time

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