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English definition of “tense”

tense

noun [C]     /tens/
B1 any of the forms of a verb which show the time at which an action happened: "I sing" is in the present tense and "I sang" is in the past tense.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs Grammar:Types of nounsA noun refers to a person, animal or thing. Some examples are:See more
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