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Kirk's picture
12 July, 2020 - 15:07
Hello Guan Lin, Yes, it could, though normally if we want to include the idea that an action continued until the present moment, we'd use a present perfect continuous form ('He's been writing a book...
Kirk's picture
12 July, 2020 - 15:07
Hello bnd, 'the' is needed in both gaps. All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
Kirk's picture
12 July, 2020 - 15:07
Hello Guan Lin, Yes, this article refers to the past simple (also known as 'simple past'). As far as I know, 'the past tense' can refer to any of the four forms you mention, but I'm not completely...