Past tense- a Form of Tense
Past tense is a form of tense. We use Tense in Grammar to simplify the time of action at the time of speaking. When we speak or write, we use sentences and each sentence tells us about the action done in the particular time. This tense shows the action happened in the past time. In sentence of past tense, we should use verb in past form. You know that verb has five forms. You can get the five forms of verb in the lesson Forms of Verb.
Past tense has four types-
In this tense, we should use the verb in past form.
› He was present.
› They completed their work on time.
› Did you send an email to your boss?
This tense shows the action happened in past but not completed at the time of speaking. That is verb shows the continuous action in past.
› She was laughing at him.
› They were playing kabaddi with very ease.
› Was he doing his job carefully?
The verb in the sentence of past perfect tense shows the completed action in the past time at the time of speaking.
› They had watched the horror film in theatre.
› She had done it very well.
Verb in the sentence of past perfect imperfect tense shows the completed action in past with continuation.
› It has been raining since Monday.
You may also like to know more about Past Tense-
- Past Simple Tense
- Tense Continuous Past
- Past Perfect Tense
- Perfect Continuous Past Tense
- Uses of Past Tense