GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of read

Conjugation of the verb read:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

read

Past Simple:

read

Past Partciple:

read

Present Partciple:

reading

Third Person Singular:

reads

Definition:

To look at written words and understand what they mean.

Example(s):

I can’t read the letter. I need my glasses.
I finished the book quickly because I used to read a few chapters every night.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with similar forms in the infinitive, past simple, and past participle.
- Verbs like 'set, set, set'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
beset beset beset
bet bet bet
broadcast broadcast broadcast
burst burst burst
cast cast cast
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
fit fit fit
forcast forcast forcast
hit hit hit
hurt hurt hurt
input input/inputted input/inputted
knit knit/knitted knit/knitted
let let let
put put put
quit quit quit
read read read
set set set
shed shed shed
shut shut shut
slit slit slit
spit spat/spit spat/spit
split split split
spread spread spread
sublet sublet sublet
thrust thrust thrust
undercut undercut undercut
upset upset upset