preterite


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for preterite

a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
The analysis of the strong preterite participles in respect of their ablaut vowel has provided more corroborative evidence for the inflexional status of i- attached to preterite participles.
However, there is an observable tendency to use the forms with an inflection in the meaning of the future tense, in the preterite it is the principle to use the forms without an inflection in intransitive verbs and the forms with an inflection in transitive verbs.
Vogelzang 1988: 37: 168) not dardru N preterite (AHw 1550a), but in view of 1.
The unique forms of the past participle which belonged to class VII in Old English are less numerous than their counterparts in the preterite in the text under investigation.
Winkler's set of preterites and pluperfects looks a bit strange: this implies the existence of perfect, too.
Analogously, six preterite Middle English roots (nom-, nam-, nem-, neom-, nym-, num-) and two past participle roots (num-, nom-) of niman respectively match only two preterite roots (tok-, tuk-) and one past participle root tak- of tacan.
No negative forms of the quotative preterite have developed.
points out, certain features of Hertevin are shared with Turoyo and others with the NENA dialects; aside from lexical items, note the preterite (m)[C.
In both cases, forms exhibiting completed (apocopate = preterite, overlapping with the jussive; imperative) aspect are found in both the protasis and the apodosis.
This has been a topic of considerable interest lately, especially from a semasiological perspective, comparing the use of forms, essentially the present perfect and the preterite (cf.
2) There is also an obvious confusion and merger between pyncan and pencan, an 'impersonal' verb and a personal one, especially between the preterite and the past participle forms puht(e) and poht(e), which is examined by van der Gaaf (1904).
This emphasis on the paradoxical flexibility and fixity of the past is both thematically and formally significant; the literary preterite tense used in this and most other realist novels constructs for the reader a contradictory sense of experiencing as present something that has ostensibly already happened, suggesting that the novel's events are already fixed in the past.
The presence of the perfect in the main clause, with preterite in the since clause represents the main pattern.
Daisy is the only one who uses stative verbs with preterite morphology consistently in perfective contexts.
Hogg and Fulk (2011: 258) further remark that the most accepted theory is that weak verbs developed their preterite forms from a periphrasis.