What Is The Past Tense Of Breed?
The past tense of breed is bred. This word is an irregular verb in the English language so you cannot add “ed” to the word to create its past form. Instead, you simply remove one letter “e” to do it (like meet past tense).
Because this word is an irregular verb, the past participle of breed is also “bred” (the same as its past form).
|Simple Present||I/You/We/They breed
|Present Progressive||I am breeding
He/She/It is breeding
You/We/They are breeding
|Simple Past||I/You/He/She/It/We/They bred|
|Present Perfect||I/You/We/They have bred
He/she/It has bred
|Present Perfect Progressive||I/You/We/They have been breeding
He/she/It has been breeding
|Past Progressive||We/You/They were breeding
I/He/She/It was breeding
|Past Perfect||I/You/We/They/He/She/It had bred|
|Past Perfect Progressive||I/You/We/They/He/She/It had been breeding|
|Future||I/You/We/They/He/She/It will breed|
|Future Progressive||I/You/We/They/He/She/It will be breeding|
|Future Perfect||I/You/We/They/He/She/It will have bred|
|Future Perfect Progressive||I/You/We/They/He/She/It will have been breeding|
So, how do you spell breed and bred?
Both these two words have only one syllable. Here are their official spelling:
Form of word
Please refer to this link to learn how to pronounce “bred”:
Definition And How To Use Bred
This verb “breed” has 3 meanings as follows:
- After animals breed, they will become the parents (mom or dad) of young animals.
Example: If a sheep breeds, its babies are called lambs.
- To create a new animal or plant with particular traits.
Example: Our scientists have a plan to breed a new type of grapes, bringing higher efficiency and profits.
- To make negative or (sometimes) positive situations or feelings develop.
Example: She breeds the scare.
Bred is the past form of the irregular verb breed. As a result, if you want to express an action or event that already happened, you should use “bred” instead of the bare verb.
- The cow in my cousin’s farm bred 6 baby cows yesterday.
- This elephant bred her babies in captivity, which caused its bad health.
- Last year, we bred a new plant with watermelon and tomato characteristics.
- Mary bred depression in her teammates while she showed her negative energy.
- The bear bred two cubs.
- It was a remarkable time when she traveled and …… his daughter in Paris.
B. Have breed
- Did this scientist ……. a new kind of strawberry to improve the efficiency last month?
- Nancy …… her negative feelings all day because she failed her exams.
D. Have bred
- Because Anna is good at hiding her emotions, she never …. bad feelings while working.
Is Breeded A Word?
Breeded is not a word since the correct past tense of the verb “to breed” is “bred.”
Is Bread Past Tense Of Breed?
No. Bred is the only past and past participle form of “breed”.
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