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SIMPLE PAST TENSE
Regular verbs form their past tense by adding ‘-ed’ to the simple form of the tense, while irregular verbs form their past tense in different ways.
Example: Dada worked in the farm yesterday. (regular)
The boys talked to me this morning. (regular)
We ate last night. (irregular)
She spoke kindly to me. (irregular)
PAST PERFECT TENSE
The perfective aspect is formed by combining a form of the verb ‘have’ with the main verb in the past participial form. ‘Have’ becomes ‘had’
I had been to Lagos.
Tunde had eaten his food before my arrival.
PAST PERFECT CONTINOUS TENSE
It is the combination of the progressive and perfective aspect. It must be represented in the past tense.
I had been coming to this place now for two years.
I had been attending Good Shepherd School since primary school