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Did you go to school yesterday?
Did you went to school yesterday?
I did not go to school yesterday.
I did not went to school yesterday.

Use the present infinitive without to, not the past tense after the auxiliary did.

the answer to a question beginning with did is always in the past tense: Did you see the picture? -Yes, I saw the picture; or Yes, I did.

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Look! Two boys fight.
Look! Two boys are fighting.

We also use the present continuous for the future when something is pre-arranged or expected with some certainty: Lorna is arriving tomorrow at six. Tom and I are eating out tonight

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Since he came, we've been happy
Since he came, we're happy.

The verb after a since clause of time is generally in the present perfect tense.

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I saw the Parthenon of Athens.
I have seen the Parthenon of Athens.

If we are speaking of the result of a past action rather than of the action we must use the present perfect tense. When somebody says, I have seen Panthenon, he or she is not thinking so much of the past act of seeing it, as the present result of that past action.

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Rachel asked me what I am doing.
Rachel asked me what I was doing.

When the verb in the main clause is in the past tense, use a past tense in subordinate clauses.

This rule doesn't apply (1) to verbs within quotations, (2) to facts that are true at all times. We say:
1. She said, 'I am waiting for your answer'
2. He said that London is a great city

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