What Is The Past Tense Of Tear?
The past tense for tear is tore or teared. We use teared as the past tense of tear when it means “to fill up or overflow with tears.” Tore is more commonly used because it has more meanings.
The past participle of tear is torn or teared. You can check out the table below to get more verb forms of tear.
|Simple Present||He/She/It tear
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is tearing
I am tearing
You/We/They are tearing
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has torn/teared
I/You/We/They have torn/teared
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been tearing
I/You/We/They have been tearing
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They tore/teared|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was tearing
You/We/They were tearing
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had torn/teared|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been tearing|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall tearing|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be tearing|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have torn/teared|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been tearing|
How do you spell tear, tore, and teared correctly and naturally like native speakers? The video below will help you:
How to say tear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fC35-_xtXM
How to say tore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5DKxlx7OY
How to say teared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvhWV6amzVs
According to the Oxford Learners Dictionary, the IPA transcription of tear is /teə(r)/ in British accents and /ter/ in American accents. The past tense tore is pronounced as /tɔːr/, and teared is pronounced as /teə(r)d/ or /terd/. You can watch the table below to make it clearer.
Form of word
Definitions And How To Use Torn/Teared?
How to use tear past tense? Tore or teared has the same meaning as the basic form or the present tense of tore, but is used to talk about the action that happened and was completed in the past.
What is the definition of tear? The English verb tear has the following meaning:
- To damage something by pulling it apart/into pieces or by cutting it on something sharp.
Example: I tore a hole in my jeans to make them look cooler. However, my mother thought my pants were torn, so she sewed them up.
- To remove something from something by pulling it roughly or violently.
Example: I tore another first page from my notebook to fold little paper cranes for my sister. She liked it very much and wanted me to fold it more to put it in a small glass jar.
- To pull oneself away by force from somebody/something that is holding a person.
Example: She tore herself from his grasp and decisively said goodbye. After all the hurt she had to endure, she decided not to give him another chance to make up.
- To injure a muscle, etc., by stretching it too much.
Example: She tore a ligament in her left leg due to an injury in the 2019 tournament. This injury prevented her from competing after that, and she decided to continue her education.
- To move somewhere very quickly/ in an exciting way
Example: A truck tore past the fence, ran into the cattle on the farm, and crashed into the small hut. Fortunately, the driver only suffered minor injuries, and no one was hit (see past tense of hit) by this truck.
- To fill up or overflow with tears.
Example: Her eyes teared because she was so tired of the endless quarrel in this house. That’s why she often sits on the hillside watching the sunset in the distance. It was like a release for her. (Click here to know the past tense of sit)
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Tear?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the synonyms of tear are:
Rip, rend, shred, break, split, ribbon, rupture, cut, rive, tatter, cleave, slash, gash, dissect, lacerate, butcher, hack, incise, mangle, dismember, yank, grab, pull, wrench, snatch, pry, wrest, sever, force, seize, extract, dissever, uproot, nab, amputate, jerk, and lop (off).
The antonyms of tear are: creep, drag, crawl, poke, hang (around or out), linger, poke, lag, stroll, tarry, dawdle, saunter, shuffle, amble, lumber, slow (down or up), decelerate, plod, loiter, dillydally, and dally.
Is Tear a Noun?
Yes. As a noun, tear has 2 main meanings: a hole that has been made in something by tearing, or a drop of liquid that comes out of your eye when you cry.
- The wall has a tear on it. Although it was obscured by the landscape painting, the traces were still recognizable.
- The memory brought a tear to her eye. She suddenly realized that she had gone through too many trials and tribulations in the past. The results achieved today are completely worth it.
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