past tense


grammar : a verb tense that is used to refer to the past

Full Definition of PAST TENSE

:  a verb tense expressing action or state in or as if in the past:
a :  a verb tense expressive of elapsed time (as wrote in on arriving I wrote a letter)
b :  a verb tense expressing action or state in progress or continuance or habitually done or customarily occurring at a past time (as was writing in I was writing while he dictated or loved in their sons loved fishing)

First Known Use of PAST TENSE

PAST TENSE Defined for Kids

past tense


Definition of PAST TENSE for Kids

:  a verb tense used to express an action or state having already taken place or existed <The past tense of the verb “run” is “ran.”>


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