Types of Past Tense
1. Simple Past
I went to university in Philadelphia.
2. Past Progressive (Past Continuous) + Simple Past
I was walking to the library when I saw her.
3 Past Habitual
I used to eat an entire large pizza by myself when I was a teenager.
4. Present Perfect
I have been married for 19 years.
5. Past Perfect
I had known my wife for 6 months when we decided to get married.
- Past Tenses Handout
- EnglishPage.com Guides
- |Daily Writing Tips: 9 Forms of the Past Tense
- Video: English Past Tenses
- later/after since/ago/ before , by/until, during /while, on/in/at
Past Perfect vs. Past Continuous 623779
Past Perfect vs. Simple Past 910579
Prepositions of Time #1: 379571
Prepositions of Time #2: 317937
Past Experience Narrative Assignment
Describe 1-3 of the major events on your timeline.
Try to use a variety of past tense forms.
- Set the scene (background information, context)
- What happened? (where when, how)
- Why was this important to you?
EGL115-08: Bring a printout of your first draft to class TOMORROW! (March 29)