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    #1

    It was not your

    It was not your fault.
    You were not in fault.

    Do these sentences convey the same meaning?
    Are these sentences simple past tense?

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    Re: It was not your

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    It was not your fault.
    You may say that to console someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    You were not in at fault.
    That sounds like a formal/legal statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Do these sentences convey the same meaning?
    See above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Are these sentences in the simple past tense?
    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: It was not your

    Are these sentences in the simple past tense?

    Why do we use "in the" before simple past tense whereas we don't use in " Are these sentences OK"?

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    #4

    Re: It was not your

    Where do you suggest putting "in the" in the sentence "Are these sentences OK?"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It was not your

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Are these sentences in the simple past tense?

    Why do we use "in the" before simple past tense whereas we don't use in " Are these sentences OK"?
    We describe a verb conjugation as being "in" a tense; "tense" is a noun. We don't say that a sentence is "in" ok because "ok" is an adjective.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: It was not your

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Why do we use "in the" before simple past tense whereas we don't use in " Are these sentences OK"?
    It has nothing to do with the tense. If a preposition is necessary, we will use in it both the present and the past tense:

    It is OK.
    It was OK.

    It is on the table.
    It was on the table.

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