GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of prove

Conjugation of the verb prove:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

prove

Past Simple:

proved

Past Partciple:

proved/proven

Present Partciple:

proving

Third Person Singular:

proves

Definition:

To demonstrate that something is true or viable; to give proof for.

Example(s):

He has proven that that he was loyal enough to work with us.
The experiment proved a complete success.
the rumors have never been proved to be true.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with '-en' in the past participle.
- Verbs like 'write, wrote, written'

Verb Simple past Past Participle
arise arose arisen
awake awoke awoken
beat beat beat/beaten
bid bid/bade bid/bidden
bite bit bitten
break broke broken
choose chose chosen
drive drove driven
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
forbid forbade/forbad forbidden
foresee foresaw foreseen
forget forgot forgot/forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
forsake forsook forsaken
freeze froze frozen
get got got/gotten
give gave given
hide hid hidden
interweave interwove interwoven
mistake mistook mistaken
prove proved proved/proven
ride rode ridden
rise rose risen
see saw seen
shake shook shaken
shave shaved shaved/shaven
shrive shrived/shrove shrived/shriven
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
stride strode stridden
strike struck struck/stricken
strive strived/strove strived/striven
swell swelled swollen
take took taken
thrive thrived/throve thrived/thriven
tread trod trodden
undertake undertook undertaken
unsee unsaw unseen
wake woke woken
weave wove/weaved woven/weaved
write wrote written