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the past tensenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌpɑːst ˈtens/ us /ˌpæst ˈtens/

used to describe verb forms in many languages used for actions that have now finished. It is used by some people to refer to the past simple in English.

Add -ed to all these verbs to put them in the past tense. 把所有這些動詞都加上 -ed,使其變成過去時態。
I think her husband must be dead - she always talks about him in the past tense. 我想她丈夫一定是死了——她談到他時老是用過去時態。

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(Translation of “the past tense” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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