Past Tense of Slide: Slided or Slid? (Pronunciation & Usage)

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What Is The Past Tense Of Slide?

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

I/You/We/They slide

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



V1: Slide



V2: Slid

/slɪd/ /slɪd/
V3: Slid /slɪd/ /slɪd/


Definitions For Slide And How To Use Slid?

The verb “slide” has 3 meanings:

Example: When I was a kid, I slid with my brother on the polished floor on skateboards.

Example: He slid out like a spy. No one noticed that she was gone.

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.


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Exercises – Examples With Answer Keys

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Past Tense Of Slide

Choose the correct verb tense to fill in the blanks

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A plane …… off the runway in Osaka yesterday. Although no one was killed, it caused panic among all passengers and damaged part of the plane.

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The industry …… into decline due to the impact of the pandemic since 2 years ago. Many companies …… towards bankruptcy and many predict that it will be difficult to recover or take a very long time to revive the industry.

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A joint on the train tracks had come loose and deflected the train. As a result, the train …… off the tracks and overturned, injuring hundreds of people.

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Everyone had reasoned carefully and everyone assumed that Claire was the culprit. Everyone was looking for her, but she …… out while no one was looking.

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In the morning, I saw a suspicious man walking into the grocery store, looking for something. Moments later, he came out, …… the money quickly went into his pocket and left hastily in the rain.

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Last summer, the river....along its banks. This year, the river is left with only bare stones due to a prolonged drought.

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 “Several cars were slipping and ...... all over the main roads during the snowstorm in London”. John read the news about that storm while having lunch. He was looking for his wallet to pay for his lunch. He remembers he ...... the wallet into his pocket, but now he can't find it. It was stolen while he was eating.

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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.