Past Tense For Feed: Feeded or Fed? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

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

I/You/We/They feed

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



feed /fiːd/



/fed/ /fed/
fed /fed/


Definitions And How To Use Fed?

The English verb feed has the following main meanings:

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?”

Example: My babies fed themselves without our help. However, my child is almost two years old but still very dependent on my breast milk.

Example: This amount of food fed an army last year, but now, you need to send this amount twice.

Example: I was away for two weeks, and my son fed all the potatoes.

Example: Many media fed us fabrications, exaggerations, and lies.

Example: He just bought this battle meter to use for his work. He fed the meter with coins first.

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.



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Past Tense Of Feed

Choose the correct verb tense to fill in the blanks:

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I've cleaned the house, …… our cats, and cooked dinner. I felt quite tired but also quite satisfied. Hopefully my mom will reward me for what I've done.

2 / 8

Fathers always find it difficult and awkward to …… and dress their children. Even so, their love for their children is always full and overflowing.

3 / 8

Mom: Did you do all the housework that I told you to do?

Jim: Of course. Definitely no more mess.

Mom: How about mom's roses and lilies? Do you remember to water them?

Jim: I …… them once a day. They're still hanging out there. You can go see them.

4 / 8

We've been …… gossip and speculation lately by stalkers. They take pictures that intrude on our privacy and constantly make up stories that aren't true.

5 / 8

The water that we use for watering plants and for daily living is …… through hundreds of wells in the village. This is pure clean water and we have not had any problems since using it.

6 / 8

Luffy has diarrhea. It was ...... something unclean at breakfast this morning. Looks like the sister brought him stale leftovers from last night.

7 / 8

The data and images from Mars were ...... over satellite networks to stations on the ground for experts to conduct research.

8 / 8

Mom and dad are going on a business trip for a month. The children were told to take care of each other, clean the house often and ensure that all the plants are fed regularly.

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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”.