Past Tense Of Glide: Glid or Glided? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Glide?

What Is The Past Tense Of Glide?

Glide past tense is “glided”. It’s not hard to conclude that this word is a regular verb. 

Although we often add “ed” for regular verbs to create their past tense, “glide” ends with an “e” in its base form, so add only one more letter: d. 

How about the past participle form of glide? The below table will have a full list of “glide” verb forms. Don’t forget to write these words down in your notebook for later learning.

Form  Verb
Bare glide
Present participle gliding
3rd person singular glides
Past  glided
Past participle glided


Let’s find out its meaning and pronunciation in this video and practice it yourself: 

How Do You Spell Past Tense Of Glide?

About the pronunciation, glide and glided are made with the same main diphthong: /ɑɪ/. This sound combines two vowel sounds: /æ/ and /ɪ/ or /i:/. Diphthongs, like vowels, are all formed through the lips and are voiced, which means you vibrate your vocal cords to generate the sound.

Yet, in addition to the diphthongs, remember that “glided” has two syllables. When adding “d” at the end of “glide”, you must pronounce /ɪd/ gently to distinguish the past form from the bare one. 

This table below will list down the official IPA of each word:

Form Of Word Pronunciation
Glide /ɡlɑɪd/ /ɡlɑɪd/
Glided  /ˈglaɪdɪd/ /ˈglaɪdɪd/
Glided  /ˈglaɪdɪd/ /ˈglaɪdɪd/

Glide Definition And How To Use

In general, this word has two primary meanings:

  • To move gently and easily without hearing any noise or effort and without stopping.
  • To progress without effort or difficulty.

In this section, we give you some examples you can refer to know how to use these forms of verbs properly:

  • Her mother glided effortlessly through her life with no serious issues.
  • This kid team glided gracefully into the stage in pretty pink dresses.
  • Did she glide into her office when we were talking about her?

Here are some glide synonyms:

  • slide
  • move smoothly
  • slip
  • sail
  • freewheel
  • drift
  • flow
  • roll
  • skim
  • float
  • coast


Created on By Benjamin Essek

Past Tense Of Glide

Multiple Choices: Choose The Correct Answer

The word “glide” has many different forms of verbs. How to use it correctly? The best way is to practice with some quick exercises. Please choose the correct answer and check the answer at the end.

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This toner will keep your skin soft and help the fabric …… over your skin more easily.

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After we watched two golden big birds gracefully …….. in a valley, we reached the mountain's summit at 5 PM.

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This gel eyeliner ……. on smoothly and gently, giving you a nice eye form.

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Swans …………… over the lake when I dropped my phone into the lake.

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The ABC team ……. into the music stage and prepared for a great performance.

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The life of An’s grandfather …….. effortlessly with no serious issues.

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Did Dave …….. into the office when we complained about him to our boss?

Your score is

The average score is 100%


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