Tag: past-simple

52 I'm being corrected "I had a headache yesterday" vs "I have had a headache yesterday" 2017-03-22T11:12:15.840

15 "Did you watch this movie?" or "Have you watched this movie?" 2013-10-28T23:19:43.460

13 "Tea drinking" vs. "tea drunk" in this context 2019-01-13T22:07:11.053

11 "I built a giant house of playing cards an hour ago" 2015-02-12T08:18:05.467

11 Is the present perfect ok in "We have seen them in 2011"? 2016-09-05T14:57:58.367

10 "It'd been... since" 2015-05-26T13:02:58.560

9 Past Perfect or Past Simple? 2014-04-12T14:29:06.047

9 Is "I never saw him yesterday" grammatical? 2015-02-07T17:22:11.423

9 "Dostoyevsky is a Russian writer. He has written Crime and Punishment." - or is it "he wrote"? 2015-07-11T12:55:47.217

8 "I made it" vs. "I've made it" 2015-01-29T17:02:17.357

7 "I have ridden a rollercoaster and now I'm dizzy" - correct or not? 2017-02-09T13:53:07.370

6 Should I use the past simple "I learned", or the present perfect "I've learned"? 2015-03-27T18:51:58.583

6 past simple or present perfect progressive with recently 2015-04-08T17:11:56.467

6 Formal explanation vs daily use and context: "Jack .................. in New York for ten years. Now he lives here" 2016-03-12T23:52:25.103

6 .... I was being! / what does it mean? 2016-05-01T15:08:48.547

6 Why is the Past Perfect not used here? 2016-05-04T11:28:04.553

6 weren't playing vs didn't play 2019-03-11T18:19:54.260

5 "I didn't know Ed was Welsh" or "I didn't know Ed is Welsh"? 2016-03-30T14:28:49.163

5 'Have just finished' vs. 'Just finished': What is the difference? 2016-10-22T07:39:27.103

5 For or Since or Nothing 2017-11-14T20:26:56.397

4 past perfect in a time clause 2014-10-08T17:13:34.237

4 "no one was killed or wounded" vs. "no one had been killed or wounded" 2014-12-13T13:42:15.370

4 "Before last year" vs "the year before last" 2015-02-04T13:46:29.077

4 In the last post I have written about... or "I wrote about"? 2015-07-07T20:52:52.080

4 The room felt cold because we (didn't close/hadn't closed) the windows. Which option is correct? 2015-09-15T19:15:13.027

4 tense usage: "It has been (is) two weeks since I've seen (last saw) you" 2015-09-25T15:40:31.457

4 "running for an hour " scenarios 2015-10-08T17:14:12.110

4 Semantic difference: "What have you expected?" vs. "What did you expect?" 2016-03-25T08:43:52.693

4 "Have ever done before" or "ever did before" 2016-05-07T04:29:04.873

4 Is the following usage of past progressive correct? 2016-07-25T06:48:22.333

4 Have helped/helped in “Lots of people ____ us last year” 2016-11-19T19:00:24.227

4 is "folded" a verb or adjective? 2017-01-26T16:59:04.203

4 Is it better to use past simple in that case 2017-04-17T17:00:51.290

4 Didn't or haven't or hadn't 2017-05-09T08:40:03.637

4 Using Simple Present Tense for general truth in the past 2017-12-09T22:25:37.323

4 Question format using did 2017-12-27T03:47:57.533

4 I lived Vs. I was living 2018-04-01T20:34:34.450

3 Perfect vs past simple when relating to personal experience 2015-01-13T18:40:39.320

3 "I experienced a feeling I have never had before" - is sequence of tenses correct? 2015-01-27T10:59:07.580

3 Past perfect continuous or past progressive 2015-04-19T17:19:36.740

3 Simple vs continuous in the past tense and in the future tense 2015-05-21T20:56:42.367

3 "He --------- to the reunion because he was sick": why "hasn't gone" is a wrong choice? 2015-07-23T12:29:29.110

3 After I had done, they did vs After I did, they did 2015-12-12T06:54:17.197

3 Is past simple valid in this case 2016-04-11T20:59:44.193

3 "was created" vs "has been created" 2016-05-10T22:33:47.443

3 Beauty risen or beauty rose- which one is correct? 2016-06-02T05:07:17.963

3 "It must have been .. " or "It must was "? 2016-06-19T19:53:17.310

3 'How many people came to your party?' or 'How many people did come to your party?' is correct 2016-06-26T17:44:15.307

3 Why are "have" and "had" not used in this kind of sentence? 2016-09-09T06:48:21.067

3 Should I use past perfect tense in the sentence? 2017-03-24T12:34:17.117

3 Using "just" and "just now" 2017-03-25T08:53:49.680

3 No need of continuous with while? 2017-05-08T10:06:47.967

3 Difference between "How had he lost weight?" & "How did he lose weight?" 2017-05-21T14:46:31.780

3 past perfect for a completed action 2017-07-02T05:09:30.210

3 Yet another simple past tense versus past perfect tense question 2017-08-22T10:48:59.077

3 Past simple or past coninuous? 2017-11-27T15:16:10.860

3 “have despatched...yesterday” vs. “despatched … yesterday” 2017-11-28T03:23:47.963

3 How to use "Think" and "Mix up" when reporting news? 2017-12-30T00:01:34.983

3 would + stative verb in past simple, "have" is an exception? 2018-05-11T19:12:18.737

3 tense in answering a question about prose or poetry 2018-07-09T18:40:53.267

3 I was meeting vs. I met 2018-08-24T09:39:17.300

3 "she was raped" or "she had been raped" in this reported speech 2018-10-22T07:16:45.610

3 Haven been<-->went 2019-02-16T13:58:03.550

3 Present Perfect vs. Past Simple with unfinished time periods: this week 2019-04-18T20:13:53.420

3 What is the difference between "everything we studied before/earlier" and "everything we have studied before/earlier"? 2020-02-01T10:52:13.070

3 Past Perfect Continuous vs Past Simple 2020-02-18T16:19:24.037

2 What's the difference between the simple past tense and the present perfect? 2013-11-13T03:11:09.733

2 built / had built 2014-07-09T11:11:06.653

2 Difference between 'He always worked there ' and 'He was always working there' 2014-12-17T17:18:19.040

2 Just + simple past: "I just watched" vs. "I've just watched" 2015-01-04T06:59:16.983

2 In this sentence, "have heard" vs "heard"? 2015-02-16T11:24:58.843

2 past simple and present perfect, an example of using 2015-02-19T13:27:53.047

2 "I was doing something" with present perfect 2015-03-15T15:51:32.780

2 "As I told you," vs "as I have told you." 2015-05-11T01:03:47.283

2 Is it true that you had lied / lied to me 2015-05-21T19:42:31.917

2 Use of *were* for routine action 2015-07-08T16:31:08.090

2 Shall I use progressive or simple in that case 2015-07-15T08:24:43.057

2 "was" or "had been" to describe past event/accomplishment 2015-07-23T04:21:01.813

2 present perfect or past simple for actions in this case 2015-07-26T13:54:51.300

2 past simple or past perfect in this case 2015-07-28T21:42:09.457

2 He {went / has gone / had gone} out 5 minutes ago 2015-10-05T13:33:32.833

2 I finished my studies and then I have become/became a teacher 2015-10-08T12:28:28.793

2 Difference between "I have done" and "I have been doing" 2015-10-16T06:15:33.670

2 Using past simple or past perfect in a specific sentence 2015-11-03T22:26:51.187

2 past continuous or past simple 2015-11-22T17:22:31.677

2 Simple past vs. present perfect in "the page was not fully loaded" 2015-12-24T06:50:22.367

2 Confusion between 'have been' and 'were' 2015-12-25T02:44:14.647

2 "Have" versus "Had" 2016-01-09T19:41:21.507

2 The police arrested two people early this morning. Why simple past and not present perfect? 2016-02-15T14:56:06.147

2 past simple with a duration 2016-02-21T08:40:25.730

2 I had forgotten: past perfect without time references 2016-02-27T12:34:54.930

2 Explain saw and have seen 2016-03-14T18:56:34.843

2 She IS a two-time Academy Award nominee vs He WAS the champion of 2015 competition 2016-06-13T11:05:35.357

2 When to use Simple Past or Past perfect for two past in English? 2016-08-04T09:27:19.007

2 How to use Past Perfect and Past simple in Reporting? 2016-08-12T06:14:58.380

2 Present perfect simple past 2016-08-24T01:27:04.970

2 Past perfect really needed 2016-09-07T16:48:29.427

2 "had been" vs "was" 2016-09-18T10:58:59.873

2 Why wasn't this text written in the simple past? 2016-09-25T09:46:41.413