GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of see

Conjugation of the verb see:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

see

Past Simple:

saw

Past Partciple:

seen

Present Partciple:

seeing

Third Person Singular:

sees

Definition:

1. To perceive with the eyes.
2. To understand something.

Example(s):

1. I saw the murderer running.
2. I can't see what you mean.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as see. 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