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Past simple or simple past?



miren
Spain

Past simple or simple past?
 
Hello everybody,
is it correct to say both īPast Simple ī and īSimple past ī?
I īve 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 īve looked it up in Swan īs Practical English Usage and it mentions both forms as correct. 
Thank you for your help!

18 Mar 2009      



Zora
Canada

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

18 Mar 2009     



miren
Spain

18 Mar 2009     



red_sneakers
Indonesia

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