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    Default need help with the Past Simple tense

    This time, match the sentences which are the Past Simple tense to their uses.
    1) I wish I lived in Paris. (is it B )
    2) She confessed that she didn’t know how to cook. (is it is F)
    3) The countries were at war with each other for three years. ( is it C)
    4) If I knew the subject better, I wouldn’t be so nervous about the exam. (is it D)
    5) He usually took a bus to work. (is it A)
    6) The newlyweds went on a cruise. (is it E)

    a) Past habit
    b) Past regret/wish
    c) Past state
    d) Second conditional used for hypothetical situations
    e) Completed action
    f) Reported speech
    NOTE: all the answers came from a drop doing multiple choice questions and not from A, B, C etc. This is just my view of the answers in nice tidy form.

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    Exclamation Re: need help with the Past Simple tense

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    This time, match the sentences which are the Past Simple tense to their uses.
    1) I wish I lived in Paris. (is it B )
    2) She confessed that she didn’t know how to cook. (is it is F)
    3) The countries were at war with each other for three years. ( is it C)
    4) If I knew the subject better, I wouldn’t be so nervous about the exam. (is it D)
    5) He usually took a bus to work. (is it A)
    6) The newlyweds went on a cruise. (is it E)

    a) Past habit
    b) Past regret/wish
    c) Past state
    d) Second conditional used for hypothetical situations
    e) Completed action
    f) Reported speech
    NOTE: all the answers came from a drop doing multiple choice questions and not from A, B, C etc. This is just my view of the answers in nice tidy form.
    SKP

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