Part G. The Simple Past Tense
This tense refers to actions that are finished when time is known. A connection to the present is not presumed
These actions cannot be repeated due to the time expression-
very important to mention when comparing Present Perfect 2 (life experiences/indefinite time) to Past Simple).
Many time expressions can be used, but not for or since.
Look at the examples below – for can be used when you show how long a past action lasted).
This tense does not emphasize the duration.
I bought a laptop last year.
We went to the beach last summer.
I got my license when I was 17.
She left for America in 1992.
She lived in Oman for 15 years.
She married her boyfriend after dating for 3 years.