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NARRATIVE TENSES by Mind Map: NARRATIVE TENSES

1. we use narrative tenses to talk about tha PAST. we can use them to tell a story or describe past events.

2. PAST SIMPLE

2.1. Regular and irregular verbs

2.2. past events in chonological order - she WENT to her room

2.3. past habits or past states - he really LIKED sport, and WAS very fit

3. PAST CONTINUOUS

3.1. set the scene in a story - While I was washing the dishes, I heard a loud noise

3.2. actions in progress in the past or longer actions interrupted by shorter actions in past simple -After dinner I went into the living room and saw that she WAS CRYING

4. PAST PERFECT SIMPLE

4.1. We use the past perfect to talk about earlier past

4.1.1. to talk about earlier events and experiences - When she opened the door, he HAD already LEFT

4.1.1.1. MY EXAMPLE: She had never been to a zoo before last day

4.1.2. we use to say how much or how many we had done of something earlier in the past - we HAD DRIVEN 500 miles and we needed some rest

5. PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

5.1. We use the past perfect continuos with a dynamic verbs to talk about longer continuous actions that started earlier in the past than the main events of the story - We HAD BEEN DRIVING for less than an hour when the car broke down

5.2. We use the past perfect continuous with dynamic verbs to talk about repeated actions from earlier in the past - I couldn't believe it. she had been writing a letter every day for over year

6. Jenny Carolina Benitez Florez