Form: For each verb, change the basic form in its past form. This usually includes adding “ed” at the end of the word. However, as in the simple present, there are many irregular verbs that have different shapes for the past time. Use: Use 1: Actions completed in the past The past is important. That is where we come from. We must use the time spent to describe most of our personal experiences as well as the events of others. In fact, there is an academic discipline entirely devoted to the study of the past: history. But the language of past events is not only found in the history books. Many lectures and scientific texts, including those of the TOEFL, use past times to talk about everything that happened before that moment. There are four times passed, and nine ways to use them in English. Understanding these verbal times and their uses will be of great help for academic reading and auditory comprehension, as well as for oral and written expressions. I will then study each time spent and its uses with examples. You will see that the time spent is a little more complicated than the current time.

If you have any questions about the explanations and examples mentioned above, don`t hesitate. Don`t hesitate to leave a comment with your question so I can answer it. You can also ask me questions in my Google account, which you see at the bottom of a link that says “About the Author.” Here too, all these verbal forms of the past are particularly useful in academic English. To practice them, download this free worksheet and complete it: exercise sheet on the time spent. This post was originally published in English on Magoosh`s blog and was translated into Spanish by Giuliana Ferraro. EXAMPLES:I At home Then I read a book and fell asleep. Lawyers had slowly set up to reach an acceptable agreement; Then they printed out the contract and gave it to their customers. In conclusion, comment that the negative form of the agreement is “no,” “I disagree” or “I disagree” (although it is rarely used).

Use 3: If you want to describe two past events at the same time, this verbal period is used to describe the longest event of the two. (You can use the simple past for the shortest event. You can also use the perfect pasture for the shortest event; Go to Use 2 of the perfect grass below in this article for an example). (Note: These phrases are almost identical to the examples in Use 4 of the continuous past that we talked about previously in this tutorial.