The simple past or past simple, sometimes also called the preterite, consists of the bare past tense of the verb (ending in -ed for regular verbs, and formed in various ways for irregular ones – see English verbs for details). In most questions (and other situations requiring inversion), when negated, and in certain emphatic statements, a periphrastic construction consisting of did and the bare infinitive of the … I had been bearing. The past participle of bare is bared. It is used for actions that started and finished in the past before another action started. For this reason, both sentences below are correct. The third-person singular simple present indicative form of bare is bares. The past tense of bare is bared. I had been baring. You/We/They had been baring. You/We/They had been bearing.

The past perfect tense expresses a past action, already finished when another past action happened; the past perfect continuous tense describes a past action which started in the past and continued to happen after another action or time in the past. The present participle of bare is baring. Most often, the reason to write a verb in the past perfect tense is to show that it happened before other actions in the same sentence that are described by verbs in the simple past tense. The words "before" and "after" actually tell you what happens first, so the past perfect is optional. Because the past perfect is a part of the “perfect” tense, it expresses completed actions. Past Perfect Continuous Tense He/She/It had been bearing.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense He/She/It had been baring. The past perfect one of the four verb forms of the past tense. The past perfect is used in the part of the sentence that explains the condition (the if-clause). That other action also occurred in the past. If the past perfect action did occur at a specific time, the simple past can be used instead of the past perfect when "before" or "after" is used in the sentence.