Definition of nonpast in English:


Syllabification: non·past
Pronunciation: /ˈnänˌpast


  • A tense not expressing a past action or state.
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    • Intransitive, transitive, causative forms, past and non-past tenses (there was no future tense in Old Tamil), participal and verbal nouns, adjectival participles and the infinitive are found in the language of the inscriptions.
    • At the moment, tread is still the only Standard English non-past form of this verb; but that could change - trod might replace it completely in the not too distant future.

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