Can we use past simple without giving the exact time. For example.
'I will tell you how I learned English through self-study.'
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Infact it is misleading to say that simple past is used always to talk about things that indicate an exact time.
Your sententence I will tell you how I Iearned Engish through self study is correct
There are many instances where simpe past can be used without referring to exact time.
1. columbus discovered America. (here time is implied)
.2 I read all of shakespere' s dramas ( the exact time is not necesary to tell.)
A. Why are you crying?
B My grand mother beat me.( here exact time is not necessary.