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simple past meaning

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WSimple past
  • The simple past or past simple, sometimes called the preterite, is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English. It is used principally to describe events in the past, although it also has some other uses.
  • The term "simple" is used to distinguish the syntactical construction whose basic form uses the plain past tense alone, from other past tense constructions which use auxiliaries in combination with participles,
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    Meaning of simple past for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "simple past" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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