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Past Simple is used for:

Time expressions used with Past Simple: yesterday, last week/ month etc, ago, then, just, now, when, in 1991, etc
Past continuous is used for:
  •       Actions in the middle of happening at a stated past time. E.g. She was flying to Paris this time last Monday .
  •       A past action in progress interrupted by another past action . The longer action is in the Past Continuous, the shorter action is in the past Simple. E.g. I was watching television when my mother came home.
  •       Two or more simultaneous past actions of certain duration. E.g. I was reading while my brother was listening to music.
  •       Background description to events in a strong description. E.g. as he was walking through the woods , the birds were singing and the sun was shining brightly.

Time expressions used with Past Continuous: while, when, as, the moment that, etc
to – Would
  •       Used to (+ infinitive ) expresses past habits or states. It forms its negative and interrogative with did and is the same in all persons. E.g. Stacey used to live in Brighton .
  •       Would (+ infinitive) expresses past repeated actions and routines. E.g. Every day, Peter would wake up early, take a shower and set out for work .

Past Perfect is used for:
  •       A past action, which occurred before another action or before stated past time. E.g. She had typed all the letters by 10 o’clock.
  •       Complete past actions, which had visible results in the past. E.g. She was crying because she had lost her job.
  •       The Past perfect is the past equivalent of Present perfect. E.g. He is tired; he has painted the room . He was tired; he had painted the room.

Time expressions used with Past Perfect: for, since , already , after, just, never , yet, before, by, by the time, etc
Perfect Continuous is used for:
  •       Actions continuing over a period up to a specific time in the past. E.g. He had been working in Brussels for three years before he moved to London.
  •       Past actions of certain duration, which had visible results in the past. E.g. Her feet were swollen because she had been walking all morning .
  •       The Past Perfect Continuous. E.g. I’m tired. I’ve been gardening all afternoon. I was tired. I had been gardening all afternoon.

Time expressions used with Past Perfect Continuous: for, since
Perfect is used for:
  •       Recently completed actions. E.g. My father has finished painting the house.
  •       Complete past actions connected to the present with stated or unstated time reference. E.g. I have worked all day and I’m tired.
  •       Personal experiences or changes , which have happened. E.g. Sally has gained some weight recently.

Perfect Continuous is used for:
  •       Actions in the pas and continuing up to the present. E.g. I have been studying for the Math ’s test for three hours.
  •       Past actions of certain duration having visible results or effects in the present. E.g. She has been lying in the sun and now she has sunburn.
  •       Expressing anger , irritation, annoyance , explanation or criticism. E.g. He has been playing that horrible music all day long.

Time expressions used with Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous: just, ever, never, already, yet, always, how long, so far, recently, since, today , this week/month, etc
Note how the following words are used:
  •       Ago is used with past Simple
  •       Before is used with present or past tense forms to point out that an action preceded another.
  •       Still is used in statements and questions after the auxiliary verb or before the main verb.
  •       Already is used with Perfect tenses in mid or end position in statements and questions.
  •       Yet is used with perfect tenses in the negative sentences after a contracted auxiliary verb or at the end of the sentence.

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