English Grammar: The Four Past Tenses

Carol Harvey, Language Teacher, Education Consultant

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21 Videos (48m)
    • 1. Master the Four Past Tenses of English

      0:57
    • 2. Hello and Welcome

      1:12
    • 3. The Simple Past: What do you already know?

      2:46
    • 4. When to use the simple past.

      2:31
    • 5. Forming the simple past with regular verbs.

      1:12
    • 6. More ways to form the simple past.

      2:13
    • 7. British or American English?

      3:32
    • 8. Pronunciation of the "ed" ending.

      5:44
    • 9. Irregular Verbs in the Simple Past

      3:04
    • 10. Learner's Tip!

      2:25
    • 11. What have you learned? Windup for the simple past.

      0:42
    • 12. The Past Progressive (Past Continuous) Tense

      2:02
    • 13. Forming the Past Progressive

      2:01
    • 14. There's Always an Exception! Non-Progressive Verbs

      1:42
    • 15.Past Progressive or Simple Past? Practice Activity

      1:16
    • 16. The Past Perfect Tense

      2:37
    • 17. When to use the past perfect tense

      2:02
    • 18. Negative Sentences and Questions

      2:01
    • 19. Show what you know! Practice Activity

      1:48
    • 20. The Past Perfect Progressive Tense

      5:14
    • 21. Thank you! See you again soon!

      0:32

About This Class

Welcome to English Grammar: The Four Past Tenses. Master How and When to Use the Four Past Tenses of English

This is a class that takes you step-by-step through the past tenses of English.

You will learn:

  • How to identify each past tense in English
  • How to form the tense
  • The differences between North American English and British English when forming verbs in the past tenses
  • When to use each past tense (and when to avoid certain tenses)
  • How to choose between two tenses in the past
  • How to write sentences in the negative using this tense
  • How to write questions correctly
  • the common irregular verbs in English 

Who should take this course?

  • Your first language is not English, but you have a high beginner or intermediate level of the language
  • You could also be a native English speaker who wants to improve your knowledge of grammar
  • You are a student who is ready to do the exercises provided in the course

The course contains:

  • pretest so that you will see where you need to practice
  • video lessons where each tense is demonstrated
  • a variety of exercises where you can practice what has been taught
  • review activities for each section
  • a final activity so you can measure your progress

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Carol Harvey

Language Teacher, Education Consultant

Welcome! As a bilingual Canadian, I'm dedicated to helping busy learners progress in English, French and other areas of interest. I currently teach English for Academic Purposes to international students at our local university but love online teaching as well. Have a look at my classes and see what might interest you.

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