GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of shear

Conjugation of the verb shear:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

shear

Past Simple:

sheared/shore

Past Partciple:

sheared/shorn

Present Partciple:

shearing

Third Person Singular:

shears

Definition:

To cut the wool off a sheep or other animal.

Example(s):

The farmer knows how to shear sheep.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with '-ear', '-ore', '-orn' in the three forms.
- Verbs like 'bear, bore, born'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
bear bore born
shear sheared/shore sheared/shorn
swear swore sworn
tear tore torn
wear wore worn