GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of know

Conjugation of the verb know:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

know

Past Simple:

knew

Past Partciple:

known

Present Partciple:

knowing

Third Person Singular:

knows

Definition:

1. To have information about something in your mind.
2. To be familiar with.

Example(s):

1. Don't lie to me! I know the truth.
2. She has known him since she was seven years old.
I wasn't born in Paris but I know it like the back of my hand.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with '-ew' in the past simple and '-wn' in the past participle.
- Verbs like 'grow, grew, grown'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
blow blew blown
draw drew drawn
fly flew flown
grow grew grown
know knew known
slay slew slain
throw threw thrown
withdraw withdrew withdrawn