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    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    help with tenses

    Could some one help me difine catergories fir past tenses.
    for example: She used to have long hair
    I know this is past tense, but cant understand whether this is past present simple or just past simple.
    Is there an easy method to show how to define this please.

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    Re: help with tenses

    Hello Smilermike,
    First, I would like to ask you about this tense ( Past present simple ) are you sure it exists? Sincerly I dont know it.
    Second, you can detect a past simple sentence by time markers that refer to the past such as: yesterday, last week, two years ago, in 2002 ...
    Third, (used to) is an expression or a semi-modal that we use to talk about past habits that dont exist now, so it is alwyas used in the past tense.
    I used to play tennis when I was young. It means that now dont. And the rule is: used to + infinitive
    I hope I helped you.
    Bye


    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    Thumbs up Re: help with tenses

    thanks for the help

  2. salah eddine's Avatar

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    Re: help with tenses

    Hello,
    You are welcome Smilermike.

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