What Is The Past Tense Of Bet?
Take a peek at a short table to learn about all English verb tenses of “bet”:
|Base/Infinitive Form (V1)||bet|
|Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form||bets|
|Past Form (V2)||bet|
|Past Participle Form (V3)||bet|
Here is a brief video to help you remember all its verb forms better:
How To Pronounce “Bet” Properly?
The second table will highlight the British and American English accents of all verb forms of “bet”. The bet and betted pronunciation can be checked on the Oxford or Cambridge dictionary:
|British English language||American English
What Are The Definitions Of The Verb Bet?
Whip up today’s lesson with the meanings of the terms with usage examples:
- To risk your money on an event or a race by trying to predict the outcome.
- That gambler already bet his life savings, and fortunately, he finally won plenty of money.
- The dumb boy had just bet all his money at that turn.
- To say that you’re almost sure that something will happen or something is entirely accurate.
- She bet the moment I sat down, the phone would ring.
- All attendees have bet that the campaign would take place soon.
Quick Word Challenge: Choose The Correct Options
Is “Bet” Just A Verb?
No. Bet plays as both a noun and a verb in a sentence. Based on the context, you can pinpoint the word form of “bet”.
As a countable noun, “bet” refers to one of these meanings (based on reliable English dictionaries):
- An arrangement to risk someone’s money due to a special event.
- An opinion about what is likely to happen.
What Are Some Idioms With Bet?
- All bets are off: To say that if a specific incident occurs, your current agreement or prediction, etc., will no longer apply.
- A safe/good/sure bet: Something that is likely to succeed, happen, or be suitable.
- Hedge your bets: To reduce the risk of making a mistake or losing thanks to one side’s support in an argument, a competition, etc.
- Bet the farm on something: To risk everything you have on a bet, etc.
- I’ll bet / I bet: To show that you could understand what someone is saying, depicting, or feeling, etc.
- I don’t bet on it: To say when you don’t think something is likely.
- You bet! : Used as “Yes” to highlight that someone has made an epic suggestion or guessed something correctly.
- You can bet your bottom dollar/your life: To say when you’re certain that one thing will happen.
Is “Had Been Bet” Correct?
Yes. That’s it! “Bet” is the past participle form of the irregular verb “bet” and is used correctly in the passive-voice context with “had been bet”.
How About The “Betted Definition And Pronunciation”?
“Betted” is not the correct word in English. However, many confuse it with the past tense of the verb “bet”. In other words, there is no answer for the “betted” meanings or pronunciation.
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