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  • n. Attributive form of past tense


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  • The good news is the list of weird past-tense verbs is short.

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  • Before the book is done, though, we'll have taken a long strange trip of our own in Andi's company: back and forth between present-tense Andi and past-tense Alexandrine, between contemporary Paris and the filthy, terrorized streets of Robespierre's day, and deep into the clammy, bone-filled catacombs that underlie the city and where, in this imperfect but memorable novel, past and present connect in a frightening, disorienting fashion.

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  • (Just for the record, I'm not sure you can tell with 100% certainty from the tape whether Carradine says the present-tense "He's a ...." or, possibly, the past-tense "He was a ...")

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  • Why is past-tense used to state, "We didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that"?

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  • The past-tense does not change to 'Franced' or 'Frunched'.

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  • But the past-tense title of "Rabbit Remembered" is just as well chosen as Licks of Love, and your attention keeps drifting back to the man who is ten years gone, now seen through the sentimentalizing mist of time, now through the social-work language that Nelson, in his new, no longer coke-addicted state, has earnestly picked up.

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  • And I hate having to write about them in the past-tense.

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  • It's a kind of hand-over-hand rope crossing of a torrent, and the past-tense gives it an ominous drumbeat that makes the reader wonder if this man will survive this dislocation from Hoboken to the epicenter of the Catskills. Current News - Top Stories

  • Further, the "fun project" is referred to in the past-tense, with the developer only allowing "We can't wait to play it ourselves when it's released."


  • I can understand (maybe past-tense) having an IBM shop.



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