Translation for 'past tense' from English to Polish
SYNO past | past tense
czas {m} przeszły
past tense
Partial Matches
czas {m}
napięta sytuacja {f}tense situation
napięta atmosfera {f}tense atmosphere
czas {m} przyszły
future tense
czas {m} teraźniejszy
present tense
napięty {adj}tense [atmosphere, nerves]
przeszłość {f}past
ubiegły {adj}past
defilada {f}
kwadrans poa quarter past
defilada {f} lotnicza
fly-past [Br.]
Jest wpół do czwartej.It's half past three.
Jest pięć po trzeciej.It's five past three.
Jest kwadrans po trzeciej.It's a quarter past three.
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Usage Examples English
  • Conditionals have a greater presence in Hiberno-English due to the tendency to replace the simple present tense with the conditional (would) and the simple past tense with the conditional perfect (would have).
  • Aspectual distinctions may be restricted to certain tenses: in Latin and the Romance languages, for example, the perfective–imperfective distinction is marked in the past tense, by the division between preterites and imperfects.
  • There is variation between and within varieties of English in the treatment of -t and -ed endings for past tense verbs.
  • Affixes may be derivational, like English "-ness" and "pre-", or inflectional, like English plural "-s" and past tense "-ed".
  • Irregular past tense forms, such as "broke" or "was/were," can be seen as still more specific cases since they are confined to certain lexical items, such as the verb "break," which take priority over the general cases listed above.

  • However, other writers, arguing that Jude 18 quotes 2 Peter 3:3 as past tense, consider Jude to have come after 2 Peter.
  • The accusative form "kirjan" indicates completed action when used with the past tense verb but indicates planned future action when used with a verb in the present tense.
  • "past imperfect" would mean that the verb is in past tense, in the imperfective aspect, and in the indicative mood (since no other mood is shown).
  • Note that the tense changes as well, so that in the first example the past tense is used even though the present tense is intended.
  • can but does not have to be used in order for the past tense sentences to be grammatical.Notably, it is the reduced form of both verbs that is necessary, not the full participle form.

  • One consequence of this is that many spellings come to reflect a word's morphophonemic structure rather than its purely phonemic structure (for example, the English regular past tense morpheme is consistently spelled "-ed" in spite of its different pronunciations in various words).
  • In the case of a bound morpheme, such as the English past tense ending "-ed", it is generally not possible to identify an isolation form since such a morpheme does not occur in isolation.
  • On the other hand, the suffix "-ed" is a function morpheme since it has the grammatical function of indicating past tense.
  • So 'bite' means spicy, as in full of chillies; 'us' is used instead of 'we' ('us has been shopping'); and 'done' is used to generate a past tense, hence 'I done gorn fishing' ('I have been fishing').
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