Here's a quick review of all the past tenses in English!
PAST SIMPLE - talk about actions and states which we see as completed in the past.
PAST CONTINUOUS - talk about past events which went on for a period of time.
PRESENT PERFECT - When we want to look back from the present to the past.
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS - Talk about an action or actions that started in the past and continued until recently or that continue into the future.
PAST PERFECT SIMPLE - talk about what happened before a point in the past. It looks back from a point in the past to further in the past.
PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS - To look back at a situation in progress.
Tip: Try to create your own sentences using the different past tenses, this will help you start to remember them more. Also, say them out loud and start using them in your speech!
We hope this has helped you review your past tenses and that you can start improving your grammar!
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