present vs past: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: present or past

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presentverb

perform (a play), especially on a stage

presentnoun

the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

presentverb

give, especially as an honor or reward

presentverb

introduce

presentnoun

a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

presentverb

represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

presentverb

hand over formally

presentverb

deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

presentverb

give an exhibition of to an interested audience

presentverb

cause to come to know personally

presentverb

give as a present; make a gift of

presentverb

bring forward and present to the mind

presentverb

recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

presentverb

present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

presentadjective

being or existing in a specified place

presentverb

formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

presentnoun

something presented as a gift

presentadjective

temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration

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earlier than the present time; no longer current

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