The past form is one of five verb forms in English. It is the form used to show the simple past tense.
There is no simple rule for creating the past form of a verb. It depends on whether the verb is regular or irregular. Regular verbs form their past forms by adding -ed or –d. (There are some spelling rules to consider too.) Irregular verbs form their past forms in a number of ways.
The Past Form of Regular VerbsBelow are some examples of past forms of regular verbs:
Read more about the spelling rules for creating the past forms of regular verbs.
The Past Form of Irregular VerbsBelow are some examples of past forms of irregular verbs:
The Five Verb FormsThe table below shows the five verb forms in English.
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Glossary of grammatical terms
Click on the word in the past form: