Don't confound the two. Eat is present, ate is past. "I eat the

bread" means that I am continuing the eating; "I ate the bread" means

that the act of eating is past. Eaten is the perfect participle, but

often eat is used instead, and as it has the same pronunciation (et) of

ate, care should be taken to distinguish the past tense, I ate from

the perfect I have eaten (eat).

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