Put in the Past Simple or Past Perfect.
1. Nobody (come)___________ to the meeting because she (forget)_____________ to tell people about it.
2. I (know)_______________ thatI (see)______________________ her before!
3. The car (break)_________down because he (not, check) the oil* (*ŠŚŪÁŤŪ).
4. She couldn't find the book that I (give) _______________________ her.
5. It was a firm that I (never hear)__________________________ of before.
6. When she (come)______________ in, we all knew where she (be)__________________ before.
7. The lesson (already start)_____________________when I (arrive)_______________________.
We use PS when we talk about completed action in the past in general.
# I liked reading when I was 3.
We use used to when we talk about habits and long-lasting situations which now are different or finished.
# I used to dance like a ballerina.
1) Result (when the past is connected with the present).
# Iíve broken my finger. I canít write!
2) News (when we announce a happening or news).
# He has bought a car!
3) With markers already, just, yet, never, ever, always, so far, recently/lately
# I havenít asked him so far.
4) With present markers. In my life, todayÖ.
# I have done many useful things today.
NB1When we give many details we use Past Simple.
# Today I met Tom, phoned Jim, lost my memory.
NB2 When, What time - Past Simple.
# What time did you wake up today?
NB3 When we ask additional questions - Past Simple
# - Oh! Iíve burnt myself! - How did you do that?
Present Perfect Continuous
1. We use PPC when we talk about the action, which began in the past and has just stopped
# Paul is very tired. He's been working very hard.
2. We use PPC w w t a t a which began in the past and is still happening now.
# Iíve been studying English for 2 years.
NB Some verbs arenít used in PPC (like, see, know...). Instead, we use them in Present Perfect.
We use PC when the action was happening at a certain period of time in the past
# He was cooking yesterday when she came.
We use PP when we talk about an action which had already happened before another action in the past or before a certain time in the past (+Reported Speech) # When she came he had already eaten lunch
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