past tense(redirected from Passed tense)
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The past tense is used to describe or indicate an action that began in the past. Depending on how we form the past tense, it might describe actions that happened or were completed in the past, were occurring at the same time as something else in the past, or continued to happen until or near the present time.
There are four forms of the Past Tense that can accomplish these tasks.
A verb tense used to express an action or a condition that occurred in or during the past. For example, in He read aloud while she was sewing, the verb read and the verb phrase was sewing are in the past tense.