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    grammar

    Sir,
    I would like to know which tense form is suitable for referring to an action which continued over a period of time in the past. Simple past,past continous, past perfect or past perfect continous?
    Eg:- I had worked as science teacher for 5 years (for instance from 2001 to 2006)


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    Re: grammar

    Depends on the context....


    either:

    past simple
    I worked as a teacher between 2001 and 2005

    or:

    past continuous
    I was working as a teacher between 2001 and 2005

    or:

    past perfect continuous
    I had been working as a teacher for 4 years before I became redundant

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