GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of do

Conjugation of the verb do:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

do

Past Simple:

did

Past Partciple:

done

Present Partciple:

doing

Third Person Singular:

does

Definition:

To perform; execute; carry out.

Example(s):

The only thing we can do now is to wait and see what happens.
I had done some housework before I went to the gym.
He makes more money than she does.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs that are different from all the other patterns.
- Verbs like 'be, was/were, been'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
be was/were been
do did done
go went gone
lie lay lain
saw sawed sawed/sawn
sew sewed sewed/sewn
show showed shown
sow sowed sown/sowed
strew strewed strewed/strewn
underlie underlay underlain
undo undid undone
unedrgo underwent undergone