An activity which took place in pas may be expressed in English by:
The past participle denotes a completed past activity when it shortens a clause. HAVING + PAST PARTICIPLE, HAVING BEEN + PAST PARTICIPLE
Would – Past Time
A habitual past activity can be expressed in English by the verbs used. Would is used for all persons, singular or plural with the bare ...
Used – Past Time
Used refers to a past practice or habit or state and is often used to indicate that something was done or existed in the past that is not done or does not exist at the present
The Past Perfect Progressive Tense
The construction of the past perfect progressive tense: had + been working The past perfect progressive tense denotes past activity which had been going on for some time before another past activity took place. Examples We had been running for one hour before we start to feel tired. We had been living in Australia […]
The Past Perfect Tense
Construction of The Past Perfect Tense : had + worked The past perfect tense denotes a completed past activity which happened before another
The Present Perfect Progressive Tense
The Present Perfect Progressive Tense denotes a completed past activiti which was in progres for some time in the immediate past.
The Present Perfect Tense
The present perfect is used if the time of the activity is indefinite. Examples of The Present Perfect Tense
The Past Progressive Tense
The past progressive tense mostly indicates that a past activity was in progress at the time when another activity occurred.