Usage examples Tenses with Past meaning

  • My parents came to visit me last September.

  • Why has Mike gone already?

  • Tailor has never heard of this book.

  • I was wondering if you could help me with the project.

  • I didn't go anywhere because it was raining.

  • The plane hadn't left by the time I got to the airport.

  • I was cooking when Josh called.

  • Had you studied Italian before you moved to Milan?

  • They gave Julie a puppy for her birthday.

  • My neighbour asked us if we had seen his dog.

  • Dick was cutting the grass when the snake appeared.

  • We went to a club last night.

  • My uncle was always telling us stories about our parents.

  • Mary announced that she had found a new job.

  • By the time I met Mia again, she had already found a new boyfriend.

  • Emily went to China last year.

  • By the time Doris got to the office, everyone had already gone.

  • Helen has never been to Norway.

  • It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining.

  • I have seen Anna twice in my life.

  • I wasn't sleeping when someone broke into my house.

  • I was having a terrifying dream when the alarm clock rang.

  • Have you ever seen Paul cry?

  • My mother washed the floor when the painter had already gone.

  • I haven't seen Joe today.

  • We wish you moved to Los Angeles.

  • Mary hasn't graduated from the university yet.

  • I sold my house two months ago.

  • Harry said he went to the library yesterday.

  • My mother has just bought a new car!

  • Did Barry come to your party last week?

  • Matt says he liked that museum a lot.

  • We did not have time to visit Louvre.

  • My husband was always talking about his friends from college.

  • Where did you go shopping yesterday?

  • I have written three essays already.

  • I was dancing when Matthew walked in.

  • I didn't call you yesterday because I was busy.

  • Harold had known about their divorce for a while before everyone found out.

  • Have you ever tried sushi?

  • I found Elisa's diary when she had already moved out.

  • I had never seen Joanna laugh before yesterday.

  • I was working when the accident occurred.

  • Frank was making pizza while Ale was cooking salad.

  • Alexia has lost her purse and now has no money.

  • Where have I left my phone?

  • What time did Sarah leave on Tuesday?

  • Lana has drunk four cups of coffee today!