The Verb "Rid" in English

by Craig Shrives

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Conjugation of "To Rid"

The verb "rid" is an irregular verb. (This means that "rid" does not form its simple past tense or its past participle by adding "-ed" or "-d" to the base form.)

The Five Forms of "To Rid"

FormridAlternative Name
Base FormridInfinitive Form
The -S FormridsThird Person Singular Form
Past Formrid (also ridded)Simple Past Tense
The -ING FormriddingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formrid (also ridded)[no alternative name]

"To Rid" in All the Tenses

The tables below show how "rid" conjugates in the past, present, and future tenses.

Past Tenses

PersonSimple PastPast Progressive TensePast Perfect TensePast Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • rid (also ridded)
  • rid (also ridded)
  • rid (also ridded)
  • rid (also ridded)
  • rid (also ridded)
  • rid (also ridded)
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was ridding
  • were ridding
  • was ridding
  • were ridding
  • were ridding
  • were ridding
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had rid (also ridded)
  • had rid (also ridded)
  • had rid (also ridded)
  • had rid (also ridded)
  • had rid (also ridded)
  • had rid (also ridded)
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been ridding
  • had been ridding
  • had been ridding
  • had been ridding
  • had been ridding
  • had been ridding
The past perfect progressive tense is for showing that an ongoing action in the past has ended.

Present Tenses

PersonSimple PresentPresent Progressive TensePresent Perfect TensePresent Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • rid
  • rid
  • rids
  • rid
  • rid
  • rid
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am ridding
  • are ridding
  • is ridding
  • are ridding
  • are ridding
  • are ridding
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have rid (also ridded)
  • have rid (also ridded)
  • has rid (also ridded)
  • have rid (also ridded)
  • have rid (also ridded)
  • have rid (also ridded)
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been ridding
  • have been ridding
  • has been ridding
  • have been ridding
  • have been ridding
  • have been ridding
The present perfect progressive tense is for a continuous activity that began in the past and continues into the present (or finished very recently).

Future Tenses

PersonSimple FutureFuture Progressive TenseFuture Perfect TenseFuture Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • will rid
  • will rid
  • will rid
  • will rid
  • will rid
  • will rid
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be ridding
  • will be ridding
  • will be ridding
  • will be ridding
  • will be ridding
  • will be ridding
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have rid (also ridded)
  • will have rid (also ridded)
  • will have rid (also ridded)
  • will have rid (also ridded)
  • will have rid (also ridded)
  • will have rid (also ridded)
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been ridding
  • will have been ridding
  • will have been ridding
  • will have been ridding
  • will have been ridding
  • will have been ridding
The future perfect progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will be completed at some specified time in the future.

Most Common Irregular Verbs

The two most common irregular verbs in English are "be" and "have." These pages give more details about these two verbs: Here are the next 10 most common irregular verbs in English:

Most Common Irregular Verbs

The two most common irregular verbs in English are "be" and "have." These pages give more details about these two verbs: Here are the next 10 most common irregular verbs in English:

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