Definition of Preterits
1. preterit [n] - See also: preterit
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preterits
Literary usage of Preterits
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"640- 678, on English Orthography, in which he advocates the use of -/ in preterits and participles which are so pronounced. He says his object in using this ..."
2. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1851)
"Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ie and y, as died, replied, &c., and the participle sighed. Allowable rhymes, bead, mead, &c., ..."
3. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1863)
"Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs ... Allowable rhymes, bide, chide, parricide, &c., and the preterits and participles of the verbs in ..."
4. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"Slay and^y nave preterits similar to the verbs in ow, viz., ... (3) The preterits of many verbs of this conjugation are formed by changing ea of the root ..."