033. Past Tenses. Forms & Uses

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Uses of the Past Simple

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To denote past time

Hypothetical past

Polite Past

Dead man's Past

Iterative Past

Past in suborndinate sentences

Historic Past (to refer to present time)

Past for future situations

Quirk & Greenbaum (3 special uses)

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In that moment, the doctor comes in

I saw her yesterday (used with WHEN questions too)

I wanted to her your opinion on that

we knew that sooner or later he would come back

If I saw her, I would kiss her

backshifting, attitudinal & hypothetical

The police is looking for a man who took one million € from the bank

She always said that he often got into trouble

Shakespeare wrote Hamlet


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