viernes, 12 de febrero de 2016

Using the Past Simple

Using the past simple

When do we need to use the past simple tense in English?
Remember, this is the basic past tense. We use it whenever we want to talk about the past and we don't have any special situation.
Here's when we use it:
1Finished events in the past with no connection to the present:

Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa.
The Vikings invaded Britain.
2With a finished time word (yesterday, last week, at 2 o'clock, in 2003):

went to the cinema yesterday.
We visited Japan in 2007.
3For stories / lists of events:

He went to a café, sat down and lit a cigarette.
Yesterday I went to the library, met a friend for lunch, and playedtennis.
4Continue in the next grade