Past Tense of Ring: Rang or Rung? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Ring?

Tell me, how many irregular verbs do you have in your collection? What springs into your mind can be the verb dive, or the verb bring

Today, recharge your battery before getting to the new lesson with the past tense for ring.

Quick answer: ring past simple tense is “rang”, which is spelled R-A-N-G. Meanwhile, the past participle of ring is “rung” or R-U-N-G.

Keep in mind that the base form of the verb is R-I-N-G, changing the middle vowel while transferring to the past tense

Set your eyes on this table below for the form of verbs: 

Base Form/Derived From (V1) ring
Present Form/3rd Person/Person Singular (V2) rings
Past Form (V3) rang
Past Participle Form (V4) rung
Present Participle/Gerund (V5) ringing

Check out this video to learn more about the past tense of “ring”:

What is the past tense of ring? – YouTube

How Do You Enunciate The Verb Ring? 

So do you keep wondering how to enunciate this verb the right way? We got you covered with a short table as below. Its pronunciation varies from language to language:

Form of word Pronunciation
British English American English
ring /rɪŋ/ /rɪŋ/
rings /rɪŋz/ /rɪŋz/
rang /ræŋ/ /ræŋ/
rung /rʌŋ/ /rʌŋ/
ringing /ˈrɪŋɪŋ/ /ˈrɪŋɪŋ/

The Meanings Of “Ring”

Move on to the definitions of the verb ring with examples as well:

  1. To draw a circle around something.
  • In the examination, the students rang the correct answers.
  • They had rung the images as their teacher said.
  1. Your phone makes a sound when someone is calling you.
  • The phone rang when my buddies called yesterday. 
  • Your smartphone has rung for 5 minutes. 
  1. If you ring a bell, it creates a sound.
  • Hailey climbed out of bed and rang for the maid.
  • The princess has just rung the bell to call for the maid.
  1. To be full of a sound; to fill a place with sound.
  • The villa rang with laughter.
  • By far, the room next door has rung with laughter.
  1. To be full of a certain quality.
  • My grandfather’s words rang with pride.
  • Her voice has recently rung with pride.

Quick Exercises For Summary

Created on By Benjamin Essek

Past Tense Of Ring

Have fun with a handful of homework after the lessons:

1 / 7

He belonged with her, even if he was the second person …………. to her war against bad guys or even if she could never devote herself to any man.

2 / 7

They danced silently for three songs prior to the doorbell being ………….. by the first guest.

3 / 7

All the students were out of their seats as soon as the bell………

4 / 7

The phone hasn’t stopped ……………….. all day.

5 / 7

I was going to ………. you, but I don’t have your number.

6 / 7

The bells everywhere are ………. for service, just as usual on Saturdays and Sundays.

7 / 7

He'd made it halfway up the stairwell when another voice ……….. out.

Your score is

The average score is 54%



Is Ring An Irregular Verb In Standard English?

Yes. Absolutely! Regarding irregular verbs, you can’t overlook rings.

Beyond that, “ring” can also be a noun whose meanings vary from context to context. Here comes some definitions of the noun “ring”:

  • A group of people working together, notably illegally or in secret.
  • A small flat place on a cooker heated by electricity or gas (used for cooking).
  • An area wherein people or animals compete or perform, with audience seats around the outside.
  • A round shape or mark.
  • An object in a circle with a large hole in the middle.
  • A piece of jewelry you wear on your finger, including a round band of silver, gold, and valuable stones.

Past Tense Of Ring: Rang Or Rung?

Both are grammatically correct. The former is the simple past tense of ring, while the latter plays as its past participle. The 3rd person (third person singular) form of ring is “tense rings”. 

What Are Conjugated Forms Of Ring?

  • Past simple: rang
  • Past perfect: rung
  • Present participle: ringing

Which Are The Differences Between Ring vs. Rang vs. Rung?

The present tense of ring is “ring”, whereas the simple past tense is “rang”, and “rung” is the past participle of ring.

Which Are Correct: Rang Or Ringged?

The correct one is “rang” – the simple past tense for ring. “Ringged” is not the past tense of this verb and has no meaning in English.