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The past tense is used to indicate actions that have already happened.
Actions that are currently taking place are described in the present tense.
There is a tendency to use present tense in dialogue since one is depicting situations that exist at the moment. This is the most common tense to use in academic writing as well.
In past tense, you will use it for any discussion concerning the occurrences that took place in the past. It is also the more common tense to use in fiction, in tales written from the third person perspective.