What Is The Past Tense Of Sync?
The sync past tense is synced or synched. According to the Cambridge dictionary, sync and synch both mean the same thing. Sync is just a shortened form of synch, and people tend to use sync more because it’s shorter. To get the past tense for sync, you can add the -ed at the and of the plain form.
The past participle of sync is the same as the past tense of it. You can glimpse the table below to get more verb forms of the word sync.
|Simple Present||He/She/It syncs
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is synching/syncing
I am synching/syncing
You/We/They are synching/syncing
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has synced/synched
I/You/We/They have synced/synched
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been synching/syncing
I/You/We/They have been synching/syncing
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They synced/synched|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was synching/syncing
You/We/They were synching/syncing
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had synced/synched|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been synching/syncing|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall sync|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be synching/syncing|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have synced/synched|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been synching/syncing|
To know how to spell sync correctly and naturally as native speakers, you can click on this video below:
According to the -ed spelling rule, the IPA transcription of synced is /sɪŋkt/, and of synched is also /sɪŋkt/. The past participle of sync is pronounced the same as the V2 form. You can watch the table below for more information.
|Form of word||Pronunciation|
Definitions And How To Use Synced?
What about the meaning of synch? The English verb sync has two following main meanings:
- To happen/ to move at the same time and the same speed as something/ to make something do it
Example: It’s the first time a blue moon synced up in over three decades with a total lunar eclipse. I have never seen this wondrous sight in my life.
- To connect/link electronic devices or data files on these devices so that the information in the files on both machines is the same.
Example: You synced email across all your laptops and mobile phones, didn’t you?
The past tense form of sync has the same meaning as the V1 form but is used to talk about the action that happened in the past, before the time of speaking.
- I was worried because of my poor memory and carelessness, so I synced my phone to my computer to avoid losing important information.
She feels extremely relaxed every time she watches the sunset over the sea. The ocean breeze and the movement of the tide were synced with her heartbeat.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Sync?
Synonyms of sync are: synchronize, link, fit together, accord, agree, check out, coincide, correspond, accompany, acquiesce, equal, eventuate, harmonize, match, be concurrent, be the same, come about, occur simultaneously, resemble, and integrate.
Differ, disagree, dissent, oppose, protest, refuse, clash, deviate, diverge, and mismatch are considered antonyms of sync.
Synced Or Synched?
Both are used, especially in the field of the computer industry. However, in daily life, people often use sync instead of synch.
The most common reason is that its spelling is shorter and clearer, and its pronunciation sounds deeper than synch. In addition, the pronunciation of synch is easily confused with the slang word “sinch”, so plenty of people often use sync.
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