What Is The Past Tense For Drown?
Drown or drowned? Which one is the V2 form of drown past tense? The answer is drowned. Drown is a regular verb, so the past tense of drown will follow the rule of adding -ed at the end of the basic form.
The 3rd person singular in the present of drown is drowns, the present participle form of drown is drowning, and the past participle of drown is the same as its past tense form. However, drowned in V3 needs to be followed by auxiliary verbs such as have, has, and had.
You can watch the table below to learn how to conjugate its other verb forms in English.
|Simple Present||He/She/It drowns
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is drowning
I am drowning
You/We/They are drowning
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has drowned
I/You/We/They have drowned
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been drowning
I/You/We/They have been drowning
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They drowned|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was drowning
You/We/They were drowning
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had drowned|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been drowning|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall drown|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be drowning|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have drowned|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been drowning|
How do you spell drown and drowned as naturally and correctly as English native speakers? The below videos may help you:
According to the -ed rule of regular verbs, the IPA transcription of drowned is /draʊnd/, and of drawn is /draʊn/. For the past tense and past participle form of drown, you just need to add the sound -d to the end of /draʊn/. You can watch the table below to make it clearer.
|Form of word||Pronunciation|
Definitions And How To Use Drowned?
What is drown definition? The English verb drown has the following meanings:
- To die because someone has been underwater for a long time and cannot breathe
Example: An 8-year-old child drowned after falling into a swift-flowing river.
- To kill someone by pushing them underwater, so they’re unable to breathe.
Example: The killer confessed that he drowned the victim in the water, used chains and other tools to beat and strangle her. Those weapons were brought to court as evidence.
- To make something very wet/ to fully cover something in the water or other liquid/ to be covered with a liquid.
Example: When the dam broke, along with the continuous heavy rains of the past few days and the water pouring in from upstream, the valley slowly drowned.
- To make a louder noise to prevent a sound.
Example: He drowned out her harsh words by deliberately turning the music up. It only worsens the situation and causes both of them to lose their temper.
- (Followed by adv/prep) To have/experience something too much
Example: She drowned in sorrow, and that was not her first time. Her friends advised her to break up with him, but her love was always holding her.
Drowned meaning is the same as the drown meaning, but it is used to talk about the action that happened and was completed in the past.
- The earliest news on the THH channel said that two people had drowned in the big flood yesterday. Some people said they saw it but were helpless, so they left because of the deep water and swift-flowing river.
- He drowned the food in ketchup but didn’t eat it all. He had to put them in the trash during his mother’s scolding for his waste of food.
- The noise from the next-door neighbor drowned out the music I played. I reminded them, but the noise continued late into the night. It made me extremely uncomfortable, and I had to complain to the innkeeper to solve it.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Drown?
According to Macmillan Thesaurus, the drown synonym is: die, pass away, suffocate, be killed outright, lose your life, lay down your life, drop dead, be cut off/cut down in one’s prime, kill, murder, strangle, assassinate, slaughter, massacre, exterminate, and take someone’s life.
Swamp, douse, mist, brush, dowse, deluge, inundate, block out, muffle, mute, deaden, dull, cut out, and quieten are also synonyms for drown.
Is Drowning A Word?
No. Drowning is just the continuous tense of the verb drown. It should be accompanied by auxiliary verbs such as is, are, has, have, and had. It cannot stand alone because it alone would not give complete meaning to a word or a grammatically correct sentence.
Drown Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
It is both an intransitive and a transitive verb when it means to (cause to) die because someone has been underwater and cannot breathe. Drown is only a transitive verb when carrying other meanings.
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