Narrative tenses are basically verb tenses used to talk about the past.
[Subject + 2nd form of verb + object]
It is used:
To talk about past events and to tell stories
They are common in written stories, especially when describing actions.
Used to talk about recent actions, historical events and biographical information.
The most common form that is often used is past simple. Here are a few examples of usage of three types of narrative tenses.
One morning, she went for a walk in a park and came across a small pond.
While she was walking past the home, she heard horrifying voices coming from it.
The USA had tried to peacefully negotiate a statement between Poland and Germany before tensions rose further.
We use used to for a past habit that we no longer do.
I used to go to school.
I used to be a vegan in university but now I love eating meat.
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1. It was used to talk about past events and to tell stories
2. They are common in written stories, especially when describing actions.
3. Used to talk about recent actions, historical events and biographical information.