Simple past signal words

Simple past signal words

Use the simple past when you say when something happened. See the following signal words:

frequency: often, sometimes, always
We sometimes had no school.

a definite point in time: last week, when I was a child, yesterday, six weeks ago
They were in London last week.

an indefinite point in time: the other day, ages ago, a long time ago
He learned English when he was young.

More simple past signal words: ago, in 2011, in 1999, ... last month, last week, last year, yesterday.

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