GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of cling

Conjugation of the verb cling:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

cling

Past Simple:

clung

Past Partciple:

clung

Present Partciple:

clinging

Third Person Singular:

clings

Definition:

To hold on tightly to.

Example(s):

She clung to his arm and asked him to forgive her.
Her son clung to the slim hope that she would be cured.
He's the kind of kid who always clings to his mother wherever she goes.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with 'u' in the past simple and past participle.
- Verbs like 'dig, dug, dug'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
cling clung clung
dig dug dug
fling flung flung
hang hung hung
sling slung slung
slink slunk slunk
sneak snuck/sneaked snuck/sneaked
spin spun/span spun
sting stung stung
string strung strung
swing swung swung
wring wrung wrung