GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of become

Conjugation of the verb become:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

become

Past Simple:

became

Past Partciple:

become

Present Partciple:

becoming

Third Person Singular:

becomes

Definition:

To start to be.

Example(s):

Once I knew about his crime, I became increasingly scared.
It was becoming cold, so we turned on the air conditioner.
I congratulated him because he became the manager of the hotel.
She became irritable when she caught her son playing with her mobile.
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States.
He has just become a grandfather.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as become. They are:

- Verbs with the 'o-a-o' pattern.
- Verbs like 'come, came, come'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
become became become
come came come
overcome overcame overcome