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Past simple or simple past?


Past simple or simple past?
Hello everybody,
is it correct to say both �Past Simple � and �Simple past �?
I �ve seen them both soooooo many times that I was sure both were correct but this morning a mate teacher told me and insisted that the proper expression to say was PAST SIMPLE �and not SIMPLE PAST. Can any of you help? I �ve looked it up in Swan �s Practical English Usage�and it mentions both forms as correct.�
Thank you for your help!

18 Mar 2009      


Both forms are correct... it �s like saying Past Progressive or Past Continuous... both terms are correct, it �s just a different way of expressing it.

18 Mar 2009     


18 Mar 2009     


both are correct. I often say Simple Past in one sentence and Past Simple in another, and my students understand both perfectly. :D

5 Apr 2009