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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense.

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  • Once you have the command of the present tense, the preterite is then taught.
  • Last Day, the preterite for the future in prophetic style.
  • Looking for a simple origin to Hittite's hi-class preterite
  • A thousand different molecules waited in the preterite dung. for more
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