PAST SIMPLE VS PAST PERFECT (Examples: Did she play computer games? Did…
PAST SIMPLE VS PAST PERFECT
can be used to talk about an action or finished state for actions that take place almost simultaneously.
THE PAST SIMPLE**
It is always used to refer to something that happened or we did in the past.They are different temporal expressions:
Always, sometimes, often
A CERTAIN TIME
Last week, when I was a child, yesterday..
I saw a good film
PAST SIMPLE FORMS
Subject + verb+ ed
I skipped, I suffered I passed
Subject + did not + infinitive verb
I didn't go to the park, She didn't play yesterday, They didn't eat so much
Did + Subject + infinitive verb
Did she play computer games? Did you arrive at school?
THE PAST PERFECT
We talk about past perfect when we use 2 actions happening at different times in the past
Example: Carla had work in a factory, BEFORE SHE
Subject + Had +Verb in past Participe
It is used to indicate that one event occurred before another in the past
PAST PERFECT FORMS
Subject + had + Past aprticipe verb
She had given the present for her mum
Subject + had + Past Participe verb
He hadn't asked
Had + Subject + Participe verb
Had they arrived?
DIFERENCES BETWEEN PAST SIMPLE AND PAST PERFECT
refers to an action or state that began in the past and that precedes another action also in the past.