What Is The Past Tense Of Ride?
Dive past tense and ride past tense are likely lookalikes, making you question be they appear the same or not in all 12 tenses.
So, how to modify ride in the past tense?
Not beating around the bush, the ride in the past tense is “rode”, which is spelled R-O-D-E.
But how about the past participle for ride? The quick answer is “R–I-D-D-E-N” or “ridden”.
Also, how do you spell ride? It’s R-I-D-E.
See this table below for ride verb forms in 5 different styles:
|Base Verb/Standard Form (V1)||ride|
|Present Form/3rd Person (V2)||rides|
|Past Form (V3)||rode|
|Past Participle Form (V4)||ridden|
|Present Participle/Gerund/Subjunctive Verb Form (V5)||riding|
For an overview of writing the forms of verbs (verb tenses) see this detailed video:
Get a quick view of how this verb is spoken across a range of English dialects, including British English and American English, via the table below:
|Form of word||Pronunciation|
What Is This Verb’s Meaning? – Examples And How To Use
To improve your English skills, read the explanations and use the examples provided to help you remember the definitions. Check out these:
- To go over or through an area on a bicycle, horse, etc.
- All my fellows rode these trails.
- The entire class had ridden to the village.
- To be supported or float on air or water.
- An eagle rode the air currents.
- A duck has already ridden on the water up to now.
- To travel in a vehicle, notably for a passenger.
- I rode the minibus to my university every weekday at that time.
- For 4 years, I have ridden taxis to my university.
- To sit on and monitor a motorcycle, bicycle, etc.
- Six wee boys rode their bikes downtown yesterday.
- Alan and Jaune have ridden their bicycles to their school.
- To spend time riding a horse for pleasure.
- I went riding in my idle time with some of my buddies.
- She has ridden to her friends’ houses for 2 hours.
- To sit on an animal, notably a horse, and manage it to move the right way.
- My wife rode along the narrow coastline with her relatives.
- My wife has just ridden along the road.
Quick Exercises: Choose The Correct Verb
Is Ride A Verb?
Yes. It is an irregular verb in the English language. It’s never a regular verb. Beyond that, you can use “ride” as a noun with the following definitions:
- The kind of journey you make in a car, etc.
- A short trip on a horse, etc.
- A free ride in a car, etc. to a place you want to get to.
Past Tense Of Ride: Ridden Or Rode?
It’s up to the context and the tenses you use in your sentences. “Ridden” and “rode” are the past participle of ride and the simple past tense of “ride”, correspondingly.
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