Examples i saw a film yesterday i didnt see a film

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Examples: I saw a film yesterday. I didn’t see a film yesterday. Last month, I traveled to Goa. Last month, I didn’t travel to Goa. Did you have dinner last night? She cleaned her house. She didn’t clean her house. B. USE 2: A series of completed actions We use the simple past to list a series of completed actions in the past. These actions happen 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , and so on. Examples:
I finished class, walked to the street, and found a nice place to relax. He arrived at the airport at 6 AM, checked into the hotel at 7:00, and met his parents at 8:00. Did you pack the bag, charge the phone, and then collect the package? C. USE 3: Duration in the past The simple past can be used with a duration which starts and stops in the past. A ‘duration’ is a longer action often indicated by expressions such as: for two years, for five minutes, all day, all year, etc. Examples: I waited for two hours. I have studied in Canada for four years. I worked in Dubai for a whole year. They did not eat at the function the entire day. We talked for the whole night How long did you talk to them? D. USE 4: Habits in the past
The simple past can also be used to describe a habit which stopped in the past. It can have the same meaning as “used to”. To make it clear that we are talking about a habit, we often add expressions such as: always , often , usually , never , when I was a little child , when I was younger , etc. Examples: I played hockey when I was a kid. He often stayed outside. We didn’t eat the lunch. Did you play cricket when you were a child? He never went to college, he always skipped class. She worked in a mall after school. E. USE 5: Past facts or Generalizations The simple past can also be used to describe past facts or generalizations which are no longer true. As in USE 4 above, this use of the simple past is quite similar to the expression “used to”. Examples: She didn’t like vegetables before, but now she does. Did you eat chocolates when you were a child? I didn’t like going out before. They ate much more meat when they were younger.
Worksheet: Q. Underline the word(s) that represent past tense in the following paragraph. Mahabali, a demon king, was a strong and learned king who respected knowledge. Once, Mahabali was performing a yagna, when a short, young, radiant boy entered the yagnashala. Mahabali, as was the custom, welcomed this radiant youngster and asked him what he wanted. The young boy requested for that much space, as could be measured by three footsteps of his. Mahabali agreed at once to the chagrin of his Guru Shukracharya who cautioned him that the guest was none other than Lord Vishnu Himself. As the legend goes, no sooner were the three footsteps granted, the young Vamana assumed a gigantic form known as Trivikrama and with the first step of his foot, measured the whole earth. Then with the second step of his foot, he measured the whole sky. These two steps covered the whole of Mahabali’s kingdom, the earth and the sky. Vamana then asked the king as to where he should place his third step.

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