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    The past tense of a verb refers to an action or state that occurred in the past. There are a few different ways that verbs can be formed in the past tense:

    1. Regular Past Tense:

      • For many verbs, the past tense is formed by adding “-ed” to the end of the verb. For example:
        • Present Tense: “walk”
        • Past Tense: “walked”
        • Present Tense: “jump”
        • Past Tense: “jumped”
    2. Irregular Past Tense:

      • Some verbs have irregular past tense forms that don’t follow the “-ed” pattern. These must be memorized. For example:
        • Present Tense: “see”
        • Past Tense: “saw”
        • Present Tense: “go”
        • Past Tense: “went”
    3. Helping Verbs:

      • Certain helping verbs like “have”, “had”, “will have”, etc. can also be used to form the past tense of other verbs. For example:
        • Present Tense: “I eat the apple.”
        • Past Tense: “I have eaten the apple.”

    So in summary, the past tense of a verb indicates an action or state in the past, and it is formed either through a regular “-ed” ending or an irregular past tense form. The specific past tense used depends on the verb and the context.

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