What Is The Past Tense Of Slide?
The past tense of slide is “slid”. Because “slide” is an irregular verb, it doesn’t follow the usual rule of adding -ed after the basic form of the verb. You’d better memorize it without relying on any rules.
In addition to slide past tense, there are other verb form of slide:
|Simple Present||He/She/It slides
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is sliding
I am sliding
You/We/They are sliding
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has slid
I/You/We/They have slid
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been sliding
I/You/We/They have been sliding
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They slid|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was sliding
You/We/They were sliding
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had slid|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been sliding|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall slide|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be sliding|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have slid|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been sliding|
To know how to pronounce “slid” correctly, click a button on this video:
How do you spell slide? According to the Macmillan dictionary, the IPA transcription of slid is /slɪd/, of “slide” is /slaɪd/. The past participle of slide is also “slide”, so it’s also pronounced as /slaɪd/. You can click on the volume icon in the dictionary site above to listen and repeat it.
Form of word
Definitions For Slide And How To Use Slid?
The verb “slide” has 3 meanings:
- To easily move on a smooth or wet surface.
Example: When I was a kid, I slid with my brother on the polished floor on skateboards.
- To move quickly and quietly to avoid being noticed
Example: He slid out like a spy. No one noticed that she was gone.
- To become worse/lower, often due to inadequate control or care
Example: She tried for a long time to lose weight, but finally slid back into her old unhealthy diet.
The past tense for slide – “slid” is used to describe the completed action that happened before the time of speaking.
- She slid the letter into her jacket pocket while no one else noticed.
- The first news today reported that an airplane slid off the runway at 5 pm yesterday at Indira Gandhi airport.
- The textile industry shows it has slid into decline from the beginning of last year until May of this year.
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Exercises – Examples With Answer Keys
Is Slide a Noun?
Yes. It’s a sudden movement of mud or a mass rock. Another meaning defines an instrument or machine part that moves easily backward and forwards.
“Slide” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
According to the definitions for Slide, it is both a transitive and intransitive verb. When acting as an intransitive verb, “slide” has two additional meanings: becoming lower or less valuable and moving into a worse situation.
Is Slided Or Slid Correct?
Slid is the correct answer. As we explained above, “slide” is an irregular verb, so it doesn’t follow the -ed rule. The irregular verb slide has a special past tense, so you need to learn it by heart.
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