Kwiziq community member
15 May 2016
Terminology of tenses
I am not a native speaker of English and the terms I learnt for verb tenses in the past are "Present Perfect", "Past Tense" and "Past Perfect" (plus the continuous equivalents). Now you say "in English we use the Simple Past followed by the Imperfect" and I wonder what these verb forms are meant to be, especially since in your example "He played football when he was small" both verbs (to play and to be) seem to stand in the same tense, namely the one I was taught to call "Past Tense".
This question relates to:French lesson "Expressing habits or repeated actions in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)"
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