In the past

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Definition

In the past...: When I was younger, previously, before now...
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In the past 3 months (I've seen your mother twice!): In the most recent 3 months, (I've seen your mother twice!)
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Examples

  • "In the past 12 months have you had sexual contact with anyone who was born in or lived in Antarctica?"
  • "In the past 12 months have you had an ear or body piercing?"
  • "In the past 12 months have you had a transplant such as organ, tissue, or bone marrow?"
  • "In the last five years, the pound has risen 34 per cent against the dollar, including 10 per cent in the past 12 months."
  • "In the past 12 months have you received a tattoo?"
  • "In the past 48 hours have you taken aspirin or anything that has aspirin in it?"
  • "Philip : Dear Brian Jones, I am here to apologize for all of the awful things I have said and done to you in the past."
  • "In the last five years, the pound has risen 34 per cent against the dollar, including 10 per cent in the past 12 months."
  • "In the interest of research, I have travelled from London to Paris and back three times in the past three weeks, using three different modes of transport."
  • "In the past 12 months have you been in jail for more than 72 hours?"

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