Definition: 'Past'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: past

Lexical Information:
  • Time vocab
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • This is used in Geordie (spoken in and around Newcastle, England)
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Preposition
  • Usually followed by a gerund rather than an infinitive
  • Prepositions connect words together
  • If a preposition isn't connecting words but modifying one word, as in many phrasal verbs, it can be called a Particle (or an Adverb)
  • Adjectives modify Nouns

Related Glossary Definitions:

Go past someone;  Past Progressive (Past Continuous);  Past Participles;  Past Perfect Progressive (Past Perfect Continuous);  Past Perfect;  Past Simple Tense;  Past Simple (Simple Past)

Dictionary Definitions

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Similar Words (using 'past' as word stem):

Prefix + 'past'

antepast, bypast, flypast, forepast, nonpast, overpast, repast,

'past' + Suffix

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