Past Tense of Meet: Mit or Met? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Meet?

The past tense for meet is met.

The word is an irregular verb. Therefore, instead of adding “ed” at the end of the word to indicate the completed action, simply remove one letter, “E,” in the middle (like breed past tense). So, the correct past tense of meet in English is: met.

Infinitive (base form) (V1) meet
Past simple (V2) met
Past participle (V3) met
Third person singular meets
Present participle meeting



How Do You Spell Meet? It’s M-E-E-T. It’s pronounced as:

Form of word



V1: meet

/miːt/ /miːt/

V2: met

/met/ /met/
V3: met /met/ /met/

Learn more about the meet past tense and other tenses in the following video:

Definition And How To Use Meet Past Tense And Past Participle

The Definition?

The word as a verb has many meanings. Some of the most common meanings are as follows:

  • To come into the presence or company of (someone) by chance or arrangement.
  • To touch or join
  • To satisfy or fulfill a need, requirement, or condition.


The V2 and V3 of this irregular verb have the same form of writing and pronunciation: met, just as fight


Though the V2 and V3 of the word are the same, their usage is different. It depends on tenses and the subjects in the sentences. Let’s see the examples to understand how they are used.

V1 – base form example:

She usually meets him on the weekend. (Third-person singular verb form)

V2 – It is a sentence with meet past simple:

She met him three weeks ago. (It doesn’t matter the third-person singular form or not, the verb remains the same)

V3 – It’s how the past participle of meet is applied in the sentence:

She had met him before she left the city.

Quick Word Challenge

Choose the correct answers

  1. Congratulations, you’re recruited since  your experience __________ our requirements.

         A. doesn’t meets B. meets C. didn’t meets D. not meeting

2. I  __________my classmate in the class because I was busy and couldn’t come.

         A. didn’t meet B meets C. not meets D. meeting 


  1. B
  2. A