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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    preterite

    does the preterite refer only to the simple past? For instance, is the following statement true;
    He walked away=preterite
    He has walked away=perfect past
    He had walked away=luperfect past
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: preterite

    preterite
    n. past tense, grammatical form that indicates bygone times (Grammar)

    adj. that expresses a past action or a past condition

    I am not a teacher, but I reckon that anything "preterite" is just something which has occured in the past.
    IMHO, any verb tense referring to the past, is a preterite form.
    Now, each one of them has a name and a use, but all of them are preterite.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #3

    Re: preterite

    Ar thats what I was wondering. Thanks.

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