Free Past Tense Converter

Convert present tense to past tense easily with our online tool. Try a quick, accurate, and user-friendly converter for all your verb tense needs.

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How do I change tense in-app?

Follow these steps:

  1. Highlight the text you want to change.

  2. Click Sparks.

  3. Then select the "Past tense" option from the drop-down menu.

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