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I) PAST SIMPLE:
a) Actions which are over:
She learnt Spanish with her mother.
I swam a lot when I was young.
c) With dates in the past:
(dates / adverbs: last... ago... during.)
Mr Smith died in 1920.
I met Philip this morning.
I went over there last year.
II) PAST CONTINUOUS:
a) Actions in progress in the past:
No, I was listening to you!
b) Actions in progress when another action interrupts it:
I was showering when you arrived.
III) PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE:
a) Focus on current results of past actions:
I have lost my keys.
b) Used with adverbs:
ever, never, already, yet, so far...
Have you already seen my demo?
No, I have never seen it.
IV) PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS :
a) Focus on the length of the action:
It has been snowing for two days.
b) With FOR & SINCE:
I have been living here for 10 years.
I have been living here since 1996.
V) PAST PERFECT SIMPLE:
A) Actions occuring before another action in the past:
He said that he had had an accident.
B) Actions occuring few minutes before:
I had just woken up. => Je venais de me réveiller.
VI) PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS:
A) Actions in progress in the past:
We had been talking all day; it was time to stop.
I had been drinking; I couldn't deny it.
B) With FOR & SINCE :
We had been driving for six hours.
He had been sleeping since the morning.
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