What Is The Past Tense For Feed?
The feed past tense is “fed”. The verb feed is classified as irregular, so its V2 rule doesn’t have the -ed after the verb’s basic form.
The feed in past tense and the feed past participle have the same written form, which is fed. So the past and the past participle of the verb “feed” are similar.
|Simple Present||He/She/It feeds
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is feeding
I am feeding
You/We/They are feeding
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has fed
I/You/We/They have fed
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been feeding
I/You/We/They have been feeding
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They fed|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was feeding
You/We/They were feeding
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had fed|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been feeding|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall feed|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be feeding|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have fed|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been feeding|
To know how to pronounce fed correctly and naturally as native speakers, you can click on this video feed past tense:
According to the Macmillan dictionary, the IPA transcription of fed is /fed/. The participle of feed is pronounced the same as the V2. You can watch the table below for more information.
Form of word
Definitions And How To Use Fed?
The English verb feed has the following main meanings:
- To give food to a person or an animal
Example: “Pizza and croissants I bought and left in the kitchen, you can reheat them in the microwave and eat them. By the way, have you fed the cat yet?”
- To eat food/ drink milk
Example: My babies fed themselves without our help. However, my child is almost two years old but still very dependent on my breast milk.
- To provide food to a group of people.
Example: This amount of food fed an army last year, but now, you need to send this amount twice.
- To give a plant substances to be able to promote it to grow.
Example: I was away for two weeks, and my son fed all the potatoes.
- To give advice or information to someone.
Example: Many media fed us fabrications, exaggerations, and lies.
- To put/push something in or through a machine.
Example: He just bought this battle meter to use for his work. He fed the meter with coins first.
- To satisfy a need, desire, or something to ensure/ keep it strong.
Example: Over a long period of time, the smokers fed the addiction successfully.
The past tense form of feed has the same meaning as the basic verb form but is used to talk about the action that happened in the past, before the time of speaking.
- After a serious accident, he was no longer able to function. He has to be fed liquid food through a tube in his stomach.
- We are fed fabrication every day by the press and paparazzi. Several gossips appear on my news feeds, and I can’t bear it.
- Information is aggregated and fed into the data stored every Saturday.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Feed?
Synonyms of feed are serve, wait, nourish, nurture, sustain, force-feed, overfeed, surfeit, underfeed, hand-feed, and spoon-feed. In addition, deliver, furnish, give, hand, hand over, provide, and supply are classified as synonyms of feed,
Conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, save, hold back, keep back, reserve, retain, and withhold are considered antonyms of feed.
“Feed” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
“Feed” is both a transitive and intransitive verb. As an intransitive verb, it means to eat food (for babies and animals). The remaining meanings belong to the transitive verb.
Fed Or Feeded?
The correct answer is fed. As mentioned above, the verb feed is an irregular verb, so it doesn’t follow the rule of adding -ed at the end of the finite verb. To get the past tense of feed, you need to remove the two last letters of the word and add the letter -d to get “fed”.
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