What Is The Past Tense Of Fly?
The past tense for fly is flew, and the past participle of fly is flown. The verb fly is an irregular verb. Therefore, the past form of fly doesn’t have the -ed at the end of the word. To get the V2 of fly, you just need to remove the letter -y at the end and add -ew.
You can consider the table below about the conjugated forms. Our Grammarwiki team will help you conjugate the past tense form and other correct forms of fly correctly.
|Simple Present||He/She/It flies
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is flying
I am flying
You/We/They are flying
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has flown
I/You/We/They have flown
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been flying
I/You/We/They have been flying
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They flew|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was flying
You/We/They were flying
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had flown|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been flying|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall fly|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be flying|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have flown|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been flying|
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According to the Macmillan dictionary, the IPA transcription of flew is /fluː/. However, the participle form of “fly” is pronounced differently from the fly past tense. You can take a glimpse at the table below for more details.
Form of word
Definitions And How To Use Fly?
The English verb fly has the following meanings and a couple of examples:
- (A bird, insect, or plane) uses wings to fly/ move through the air.
Example: I saw a poor butterfly in the sky. It flew very high but its wings were injured. Yesterday’s tornado also caused most of the insects in this area to be harmed.
- To travel by plane/ spacecraft to get somewhere or cross something through air or space.
Example: Last week, I flew to Italy. I had a scientific conference in the goods field and another specialized seminar in Tuscan.
- To transport goods or passengers in the plane.
Example: Tourists stranded on the yacht due to the storm flew home with the help of local people and leaders.
- To go/move/pass quickly/ freely
Example: He immediately flew to her side after receiving an email address saying she had an accident.
- To control an aircraft/plane.
Example: He learned all common terms about aviation. It was his most memorable time when he flew in the U.S.
- To wave in the air when it’s fixed at one end.
Example: The flag flew at the highest position so that people could see it clearly and instill pride in their country.
- To be talked about by many people (about one’s rumors, accusations)
Example: Rumors flew in the school that had forced the students and teachers in the incident to be suspended temporarily.
- To get free from a dangerous situation.
The fly past tense has the same meaning as the base form but is used to talk about the action that happened in the past.
- The pilot flew overnight from Hong Kong to Korea and repeated for a week. It’s so admirable!
- Last summer, the children flew various kites into the sky. Colorful kites adorn the sky more brilliantly.
- The window suddenly flew open, and a fly ball appeared in the room, bringing fear to the kids.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Fly?
Synonyms of “fly” are: take wing, soar, glide, take to the air, wing, mount, sail, hover, flutter, flit, aviate, abscond, clear out, escape, flee, get out, lam, run away, and runoff.
Dematerialize, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, melt, sink, and vanish are also fly synonyms.
Antonyms of “fly” are” abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry, come back, and return.
“Fly” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
Fly is both a transitive and an intransitive verb when it means to control a plane. The remaining meanings are mostly intransitive verbs.
Flied Or Flew?
The correct answer is flew. The best way to remember this irregular verb is to practice regularly and do related exercises to remember it for a long time.
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