GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of shrink

Conjugation of the verb shrink:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

shrink

Past Simple:

shrank

Past Partciple:

shrunk

Present Partciple:

shrinking

Third Person Singular:

shrinks

Definition:

To cause to become smaller.

Example(s):

The dryer shrank my coat.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with the 'i-a-u' pattern.
- Verbs like 'begin, began, begun'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
begin began begun
drink drank drunk
ring rang rung
run ran run
shrink shrank shrunk
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
spring sprang sprung
stink stank stunk
swim swam swum