What Is The Past Tense Of Visit?
The past tense of visit is visited. The rule for forming the past tense of regular verbs, such as “visit”, is to add “-ed” to the base form of the verb. This is known as the inflection or conjugation of the verb.
Like its past tense, its past participle tense is also visited. We use this form in various tenses, such as the present perfect tense (have/has visited) or the past perfect tense (had visited).
You can refer to the table below for more common conjugation patterns of visit:
|Base/Infinitive Form (V1)||visit|
|Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form||visits|
|Past Form (V2)||visited|
|Past Participle Form (V3)||visited|
How To Pronounce “Visited” Correctly?
According to Oxford Learner Dictionary, the transcription of visit is /ˈvɪzɪt/, and visited is /ˈvɪzɪtɪd/ in both British and American accents. The table below may give you more details:
|British English language||American English language|
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What Are The Definitions Of Visited?
Visited has the same meanings as its base form. However, we use it to refer to actions, situations, or events that were ended before the time of speaking. Below are 4 meanings of visit:
- To go to see someone or to go to a place, often for a specific purpose
Example: She visited Paris last summer with her family and her friends.
- To go to a website
Example: I visited that shopping website my friend recommended but found nothing I liked.
- To stay temporarily with someone, especially as a guest in their home.
Example: Last month, I visited my cousin, who is a famous European artist and stayed with her for a week.
- To go to a place, especially for professional or official purposes (to inspect, examine, or give advice). (See past tense of go)
Example: The safety inspector visited the construction site last week to ensure all safety regulations were followed.
What Are The Synonyms And Antonyms Of The Verb Visit?
Visit has several synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context. Words like stop by, drop in on, call on, and go to see all convey the general idea like visit, which is to a place or seeing someone for a specific purpose. (See past tense of stop)
Other synonyms like hang out, stay over, or crash suggest a more casual or informal visit, often for social purposes.
Antonyms of visit include: ignore, reside, dwell, abide, avoid, escape, shake, evade, and shun.
What Are The Idioms And Phrasal Verbs Of Visit?
- A visit from the stork: the arrival, the birth of a new baby
Example: Jane and Tom just had a visit from the stork – they welcomed a baby girl into their family.
- A flying visit: a short visit
Example: We only had time for a flying visit to the museum, but seeing the famous artwork was still worth it.
- Visit something on/upon someone: To cause damage to a place/ to harm a person/ to make something unpleasant to someone
Example: The company’s mistakes have been visited on its customers, who are now suffering the consequences.
- Visit with: to spend time with someone in a friendly or social manner.
Example: The neighbors stopped by to visit with us, and we shared some snacks and stories.
Is Visit A Noun?
Yes. Visit is also a noun. Below are some meanings of the noun visit:
- An act of going to see someone or something, usually for a specific purpose
Example: The boss requested a visit from the employees to discuss the new policies.
- Number of people accessing a website on the internet
Example: The marketing team is analyzing the website’s visits to determine which pages are the most popular.
- An informal meeting or conversation between two or more people
Example: We had a lovely visit with our neighbors over coffee.
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