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SIMPLE PAST
ACTION
TIME FRAME:

Yeterday,the day before yesterday,last night,last week,last month,last year,few year ago,last evening.

STRUCTURE:

Positive:

sub+v2+other words+timeframe for simple present (I,we,you,they)

Example:

1.The teacher taught a new lesson last friday
2.I visited Delhi last year.
Negative:

sub+didn’t+v1+other words+timeframe for simple past(I,we,you,they,he,she,it)

Example:
1.Madhu didn’t attend the class yesterday.
2.My mother did not bake a cake on my birthday last year.

Question:

Did+sub+v1+other words+timeframe for simple past(I,we,you,they,he,she,it)

Example:

1.Did you watch T.V. yesterday?
2.Did your father send you money last month?

APPLICATIONS:

To question about an action that is complete or over

PAST-‘SITUATION':
TIME FRAME:

yesterday,the day before yesterday,last night,last week,last month,last year,few yearsago,last evening

STRUCTURE:

Positive:

I+was+noun/adjective
We,you,they,those,+were+noun/adjective
He,she,it+was+noun/adjective

Example:
1.I was a student of st.theresa’s School 10 years ago.
2.Mohan was absent last week.

Negative:
I+was not+noun/adjective
We,you,these,those+were not+noun/adjective
She,he,it+was not+noun/adjective

Example:
1.I wasn’t aa teacher 10 years ago.
2.Mhoan and rajesh weren’t students of russell’s last year.

Question:
Were+you,they+noun/adjective
Was+she,he,it+noun/adjective

Example:
1.Was Madhu a chubby child?
2.Was Nargis a good actress?

Application:
To indicate profession,qualification and designation.
To indicate a person in the past.
To indicate quality.(past)
To indicate relationship.(past)
To indicate age.(past)
To indicate time,date,day&cost.

PAST CONTINUOUS:
TIME FRAME:
STRUCTURE:

Positive:
I+was+v1 ing+other words+specific time in the past
We,you,they+were+v1 ing+other words+specific time in the past
He,she,it+was+v1 ing+other words+specific time in the past

Example:
1.I was watching TV at 6last evening.
2.We were having dinner when my friend came.

Negative:
I+wasn’t+v1+ing+other words+specific time in the past
We,you,they+weren’t+v1ing+other words+specific time in the past
He,she,it+wasn’t+v1ing+other words+specific time in the past

Questions:
were+you.they,v1ing+other words+specific time in the past
Was+he,she,it+v1ing+other words+specific time in the past

Examples:
1.Was it raining when you out last evening?
2.Was your friend studying when you went to his house last night?

APPLICATION:
1.To question an action which was going on when another action happened.
2.TO talk about an action which was at a specified time.