Definition of past tense in English:

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past tense


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
  • He only talks about the act in the past tense.
  • He did not know there is a past tense in English.
  • He'd spoken in the past tense, I noticed.

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