Definition of past tense in English:

past tense

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noun

Grammar
A tense expressing an action that has happened or a state that previously existed: the story is told in the past tense
More example sentences
  • Why was he referring to her in the past tense?
  • Quentin, would you please stop talking about my career in the past tense?
  • Though it's written in the past tense, there's an immediacy to the book.

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