We will go back in time… 🕔 ➜ 🕒
Now we are in the past. We will call it Past Simple. Simple means easy.
Now, let’s go far, far back in time… 🕔 ➜ 🕒 ➜ 🕐
When you go FAR back in time, it is called Past Perfect.
Why? 🤔 I do not know. 🙄
Do not worry about the names. How do you talk about the past and FAR past in one sentence?
This video will help!
I could use Past Simple twice (saw and watched), and say
I saw many bad lessons, and then I watched this video.
This makes me think more about this good video.
Now you can make a sentence like this. The red is Past Perfect (had seen):
By the time I saw this video, I had already seen many bad lessons.
This makes me think more about the bad lessons.
- We sat at the table to eat, but my friend had eaten all the food!
This means there was no food when we sat down!
- We sat at the table to eat, but my friend ate all the food!
This is Past Simple. It mean that we sat, and THEN my friend ate the food.
- I called my new friend. I had spoken to him before, but this time, he seemed sad.