GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of sink

Conjugation of the verb sink:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

sink

Past Simple:

sank

Past Partciple:

sunk

Present Partciple:

sinking

Third Person Singular:

sinks

Definition:

To disappear below the surface of a mass of water.

Example(s):

The Titanic, a luxury steamship, sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
The vessel was sailing from Estonia to Sweden on 28 September 1994 when it sank in the Baltic Sea off Finland.
A ferry in the Bay of Bengal sank in the river with 150 passengers during an extreme weather condition.

Similar verbs

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