What Is The Past Tense Of Awake?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the awake past tense is awoke or awaked. However, awaked is rarely used. Awake is classified as an irregular verb, so it doesn’t add -ed to the end of the word.
You just need to replace the second letter “a” with the letter “o” to get awake in the past tense.
The past participle of awake is awoken. You just need to add the letter “n” to the V2 of awake to get its V3. To make it clearer, you can watch the table below.
|Simple Present||He/She/It awakes
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is waking
I am waking
You/We/They are waking
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has awoken
I/You/We/They have awoken
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been awaking
I/You/We/They have been awaking
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They awoke/awaked|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was awaking
You/We/They were awaking
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had awoken|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been awaking|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall awake|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be awaking|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have awoken|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been awaking|
How do you spell awake correctly and naturally as native speakers? The video below will be useful:
According to the Macmillan Dictionary, the IPA transcription of awoke is /əˈwəʊk/. The past participle of awake is pronounced as /əˈwəʊkən/. You can watch the table below for more details.
|Form of word||Pronunciation|
Definitions And How To Use Awoke?
What about the meaning of awake? The English verb awake has two following main meanings:
- To not fall asleep (especially immediately before or after sleeping), stop sleeping, or make someone stop sleeping.
Example: Did you see it? She awoke for two nights to take care of him. You should advise her to rest, or she will get sick.
- To begin to understand/ to feel something or to make somebody start to understand/ to feel something
Example: A chance meeting in the park awoke passion and bond between two longtime friends reunited. They shared stories of their lives until sunset.
The past tense awake has the same meaning as the V1 form but is used to talk about the action that happened in the past, before the time of speaking.
- Although she awoke all night to complete difficult tasks during the semester, the results were still not what she wanted.
- The experienced doctors awoke all night to carry out the very difficult operation. The results were extremely encouraging because the patient was out of danger.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Awake?
Synonyms of awake are: wake, wake up, get up, awaken, stir, rise, arise, rise and shine, open your eyes, rub your eyes, get out of bed, stretch your limbs, yawn and stretch, show signs of life, regain consciousness, come around, come round, come to, roll out of bed.
Sleep, take a nap, stay sleeping, sleep, rest, oversleep, turn in for the night, go to bed, doze off, and slumber are considered antonyms of awake.
Awaken or Awoken ?
Many people feel confused about awakened or awoken. Awaken is a verb in basic form, which means to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping, while awaken is V3 of awake.
What about awoken vs awakened? Awakened is the past simple and past participle of awaken, while awoken is the past participle of awake.
Is Awoken A Word?
Awoken is considered a combination verb. It generally uses an auxiliary verb such as has, have, or had. The V3 form is used to express the perfect aspect, a verb construction that describes events occurring in the past that are linked to a later time, usually the present.
Therefore, awaken is always followed by has, have, had in front of someone’s actions not to sleep or stop sleeping. It also talks about understanding something up to now. For example, the story has awakened her about the value in life that humans can create.
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