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This unit covered past tenses. Past tenses include the past simple, past continuous, past perfect, perfect past continuous. The form for affirmative, negative and questions were given for each form as well as examples. Past simple tense is typically used to describe a past action when the time is given, definite, or asked about. The most common mistake is the use of did and did not, and confusion with present perfect tense. The past continuous tense is formed from the past tense of an auxiliary verb ?to be? and present participle. It is typically used to describe interrupted past actions, actions that began before a time and may have continued after, and in descriptions of events. Typical errors are not using the verb ?to be?, and forgetting -ing. Past perfect is used to indicate actions that happened before other actions and completely finished actions. Past perfect is indicated by the use of the subject, had, and the past participle. Perfect past continuous is used to describe continuous situations/actions happening up to the past moment we are referencing. This tense can be confused with past continuous and past perfect, and students may forget had, been or -ing. There are many ways to utilize all of the forms of all of the tenses. Once the student is comfortable with the tenses, they may even write a story where specific tenses and forms are indicated to be used.