The past simple and the past participle of begin
Conjugation of the verb begin:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
She began playing the guitar when she was eight years old
I think we should begin the presentation now.
He has just begun his first year working in this company.
He began his career as a teacher.
The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as begin. They are:
- Verbs with the 'i-a-u' pattern.
- Verbs like 'drink, drank, drunk'.