- With a completed action in the past. I had a lesson on Cambly yesterday. Keywords like ‘yesterday and ‘last year’ show us that the simple past is being used.
- With a series of completed actions in the order that they happened. I finished work, drove home and watched a movie.
- For something that started and stopped in the past. I lived in England for 5 years. These expressions often give a time, one month, one year etc.
- For habits in the past. I studied English at school. Here we words that make it clear it was a habit with always, often, never, when I was younger etc.
- With past facts or generalisations. He was terrible at English, but now he is learning with Cambly.
Author: Amanda Settle, Cambly Tutor
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