Origin of preterit
OTHER WORDS FROM preteritpret·er·it·ness, noun
Words nearby preterit
How to use preterit in a sentence
The passive voice is formed by joining the participle preterit to the substantive verb, as I am loved.
Our verbs are observed by Dr. Wallis to be irregular only in the formation of the preterit, and its participle.
If did is itself a contraction of doed, the regular preterit, which is probable, whence comes ed in this word?
Grammarians allege that the termination of the regular preterit tense, ed, is a corruption of did.
The verbal forms in-ara and-iera were used then as now as the equivalent of the pluperfect or the preterit indicative.Modern Spanish Lyrics|Various