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    Past Simple Tense usage confusion.

    Hi,
    i am learning English.I have a problem regarding Past Tense.
    What is the difference between below mentioned below sentences.What is the correct place to use these two sentences.

    1- i did see a movie yesterday.
    2 - i saw a movie yesterday.

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    Tariq

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    Re: Past Simple Tense usage confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by crystalcube View Post
    Hi,
    i am learning English.I have a problem regarding Past Tense.
    What is the difference between below mentioned below sentences.What is the correct place to use these two sentences.

    1- i did see a movie yesterday.
    2 - i saw a movie yesterday.

    Regards,
    Tariq
    The second is just a statement of fact. In the first "did" acts to to emphasize the action. It would usually be used to follow another thought.
    I hardly ever go to the cinema, bit I did see a movie yesterday.

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    Re: Past Simple Tense usage confusion.

    Welcome to the forums, Tariq.

    Quote Originally Posted by crystalcube View Post
    I am learning English.[space]I have a problem regarding the past tense. (Tenses are not capitalised.)

    What is the difference between the following sentences? What is the correct place to use these two sentences?

    1-I did see a movie yesterday.
    2 - I saw a movie yesterday.
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    Mike has given you a good answer.

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