What Is The Past Tense Of Sneak?
Is “sneak” a regular or irregular verb? Quick answer: It’s a regular one, like the verb open and the verb shy. So, the sneak in past tense and past participle form just go with the -ED rule as usual. We mean, it’s SNEAKED or S-N-E-A-K-E-D.
The table below will show you other verbs forms of sneak:
|Basic Form/Derived Form (V1)||sneak|
|Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form (V2)||sneaks|
|Past Form (V3)||sneaked|
|Past Participle Form (V4)||sneaked|
|Present Participle/Gerund (V5)||sneaking|
How To Pronounce Sneak Past Tense Correctly?
Not beating around the bush, we refer to the Oxford online Dictionary to compile this table for the pronunciation of “sneak” in British and American English. Take a peek at it:
Form of word
How About The Meanings Of Sneak?
The verb “sneak” just comes up with four definitions as follows:
- To tell an adult that a child had done something wrong, notably leading to trouble.
- Does Helen sneak on me to the professor?
- Did Helen sneak on me to the professor?
- Did you sneak on me to the teacher?
2. To secretly take one thing unimportant or small.
- The cat sneaks the chicken thighs out of the room.
- The cat sneaked the chicken thighs out of the room.
- The cat has sneaked the chicken thighs out of the room.
3. To take something/someone or do something somewhere secretly with no permission.
- We sneak Jimmy out of the classroom to truant without our teacher’s permission.
- We sneaked Jimmy out of the classroom to truant without our teacher’s permission.
- We had sneaked Jimmy out of the classroom to truant without our teacher’s permission.
4. To reach a place secretly and try to avoid being seen.
- He is caught sight of him at the entrance when he sneaks without paying
- He was caught sight of him at the entrance when he sneaked without paying.
- He was caught sight of him at the entrance after he had sneaked without paying.
Past Tense For Sneak: Vocabulary Quiz
Is Sneak Just A Verb?
No. The word “sneak” can be a noun, a verb, or an adjective.
If it’s a noun, it refers to a person, notably a child, who tells someone about something wrong that another person had done.
Meanwhile, the adjective “sneak” means “done without any warning”.
Regarding its verb meanings, we just shared them above.
Is Snuck The Past Tense Of To Sneak?
The past tense of “sneak” is “sneaked”. Though “snuck” is also the past-tense form of “sneak”, yet it’s not popular at large. In fact, “snuck” seems not suitable for formal writing.
Is Snuck English Or American?
Snuck is just used by a minor part of people in North America and it’s just a common verb in daily communication in this area.
Had Been Sneaked Or Had Been Sneak?
The correct answer is “had been sneaked” as “sneaked” is the past participle of “sneak”. Moreover, this sentence comes with a passive voice. In other words, “had been sneak” is utterly wrong.
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