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Past tense I really confuse which the right tense I should choose when I read paraghraphs in the past. Past simple or past perfect?
Sep 26, 2019 10:19 AM
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Here is a good overview of the past perfect. As a related topic, Su.Ki. gave an excellent overview of the simple past and present perfect. Here is some general information :
September 26, 2019
Thank you Phillip! Is the form of the past perfect = (S + have/has + pp) or (S + had + pp) ?
September 27, 2019
Hmmmm….. The simple past is common for conversation, and the past perfect is more often used when the action is complete and did not take a long time. Also used more formally. The simple past: I did this, we did that, then we did other things, and then we..... etc. The past perfect: I have done this, I have completed this and then we have gone out … I'm sorry: I don't know much grammar of my language.
September 26, 2019
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