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Past Tense Song

This song uses the Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous tenses. It comes with subtitles, and you can also read the words below, or print them out.

Where had I been? She asked why I was late.
That’s what she said, didn’t hesitate.
I was getting irritated. I was feeling irate.
I was late 'cause I'd been getting her birthday cake.

I shopped
I was shopping
I had shopped
I’d been shopping
for a birthday cake

I looked
I was looking
I had looked
I’d been looking
for a birthday cake

I bought
I was buying
I had bought
I’d been buying
a birthday cake

Where had I been? She asked why I was late.
That’s what she said, didn’t hesitate.
I was getting irritated. I was feeling irate.
I was late 'cause I'd been getting her birthday cake.
I was late 'cause I'd been getting her birthday cake.