Signal words for the Past Simple
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What are signal words for the Past Simple?
These words tell you what tense to use. For the Past Simple these are expressions of time in the past.
- a week/month/year ago
- in 1999
- last night/week/year
- the other day
- years ago
Here are some examples:
- What did you eat last night?
- I met my girlfriend in 2011.
- I didn’t pass my driving test the other day.
- Did you live in this town years ago?