preteritive

[ pri-ter-i-tiv ]
/ prɪˈtɛr ɪ tɪv /

adjective Grammar.

(of verbs) limited to past tenses.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of preteritive

First recorded in 1830–40; preterit + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for preteritive

preteritive
/ (prɪˈtɛrɪtɪv) /

adjective

(of a verb) having only past tense forms
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