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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “the past tense”

the past tense

noun [S]
 
 
used generally to describe grammatical structures that describe actions which have now finished. It is used by some people to refer to the past simple
过去时;一般过去时
Add -ed to all these verbs to put them in the past tense.
把所有这些动词都加上 -ed,将它们变成过去时态。
I think her husband must be dead - she always talks about him in the past tense.
我想她丈夫一定死了——她谈到他时老是用过去时态。
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(Definition of the past tense from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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