In this section, you are going to learn how to use both the Past Simple & Past Continuous tenses, as well as the importance of Time Markers and the grammatical structures required to create them. After completing these video tutorials, you will be able to use both tenses more confidently and more accurately. There is also a grammar worksheet for you to download and keep with exercises you can do for even more practice.
An Introduction To Past Simple
In this introduction to the Past Simple tense, you will learn what it is used for and the grammatical forms required, as well as the importance of Time Markers.
Regular & Irregular Verbs in the Past
Regular verbs take ED to create the Simple Past form. For example:
Work + ED = Worked
However, it is also important for you to learn about Irregular Verbs and this lesson will introduce you to some to help you get started.
Auxiliary Verbs for Questions & Negative Sentences
Auxiliary, or helping verbs are used to help create specific meaning within tenses. You will need to know how to use the verb DO to create both Negatives and Questions in the Simple Past.
The Past Continuous
The Past Continuous is used to help us describe precise times in the past and to allow us to sequence different events. Learn why you need to describe a precise time in the past and how sequencing different events can help you communicate better.
Compare the differences between Past Simple & Past Continuous
Make sure that you understand the differences and how both of these tenses are regularly used together to create sequences of events.