What Is The Past Tense Of Leaf?
The past tense of leaf is “leafed”. The verb leaf is classified as a regular [-IR] verb. As a rule, to make the past tense of regular verbs, the ending -ed is added to the end of the word (like glow past tense).
Below are other verb conjugations/verb forms of leaf:
|Simple Present||He/She/It leafs
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is leafing
I am leafing
You/We/They are leafing
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has leafed
I/You/We/They have leafed
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been leafing
I/You/We/They have been leafing
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They leafed|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was leafing
You/We/They were leafing
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had leafed|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been leafing|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall leaf|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be leafing|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have leafed|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been leafing|
Form of word
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Definitions And How To Use Leafed?
This English verb has 2 meanings:
- To shoot out or produce leaves
Example: Every tree in the countryside will leaf out in spring.
- To turn the pages of a book or a pile of papers, especially to browse or skim (usually followed by through)
Example: She sat leafing through a new book, looking at squirrels jumping in the branches.
Like any past tense verb, “leafed” can be used to describe the completed action in the recent or distant past.
- She leafed the newspaper on Monday. That was the day her son told her he got an A on final exam.
- He leafed the newspaper to get some noticeable news.
How To Spell Leafed?
“Leafed” has its phonetic spelling as /lɪ:ft/. You just need to pronounce the word leaf, then add /t/ to the end of the word. Why /t/? Because as follow the -ed rule, when the verb ends in the sound /s/, /f/, /p/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, /k/, -ed sound is pronounced /t/.
Is Leaf a Noun?
Yes. “Leaf” is also a noun. It’s the green part that is joined to the stem or branch of a plant. Another meaning of leaf is a sheet of paper.
- Leaf blight disease often develops under humid conditions, damaging the crops of farmers.
- She picked up a red maple leaf and put it in her diary, as a memory of her trip to Canada.
“Leaf” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “leaf” is both a transitive and intransitive verb. It has the same meaning as turning over pages. In addition, the intransitive verb “leaf” also means to shoot out or produce leaves.
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