past vs former: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: past or former

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pastnoun

a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past

pastnoun

the time that has elapsed

pastverb

so as to pass a given point

pastadjective

of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

pastnoun

a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)

pastadjective

earlier than the present time; no longer current

formeradjective

belonging to some prior time

formeradjective

belonging to the distant past

formeradjective

(used especially of persons) of the immediate past

formernoun

the first of two or the first mentioned of two

formerverb

referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)

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