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    unknow is offline Newbie
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    past perfect, past simple, help

    can you please help me? i dont know when i have to use past perfect, and when i have to use past simple, can you please explain me :)
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    Re: past perfect, past simple, help

    first, past simple tense is used to talk about activities or situations that began and ended in the past. they are formed by adding-ed or it has irregular past forms, which you know espeashelly.
    And past perfect expresses an activity that occured before another time in the past.
    for example: I ate at noon. I was not hungry at 1:00 p.m. because I had already eaten before 1:00 p.m.
    Activeity, wich happened very early. when I came home, my brother had wached on TV. he had already watched, before I came at home.
    this is a difference between pastv simple and past perfect tense.. do you undersand?

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    Re: past perfect, past simple, help

    yes, :D thank you, very good explanation:) How I know when I have to use past perfect, and when past simple :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unknow View Post
    yes, :D thank you, very good explanation:) How I know when I have to use past perfect, and when past simple :)
    Use past simple to exprees one action/event/situation that started and ended in the past: I ate at noon
    Use past perfect to express two past actions occuring at different times.
    Iwas not hungry at 1:00 p.m. because I had already eaten before 1:00 p.m.

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    Re: past perfect, past simple, help

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Use past simple to exprees one action/event/situation that started and ended in the past: I ate at noon
    Use past perfect to express two past actions occuring at different times.
    Iwas not hungry at 1:00 p.m. because I had already eaten before 1:00 p.m.


    Tnx again, I made mistake, I wrote "How" and I wanted "Now" :) And again, thank you, now I really understand this, thank you sarat_106 and thank you tamusia

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