GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of slay

Conjugation of the verb slay:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

slay

Past Simple:

slew

Past Partciple:

slain

Present Partciple:

slaying

Third Person Singular:

slays

Definition:

To kill someone violently.

Example(s):

The general said that their enemies had to be slain.
They slew the dragon.
It has been reported that the tourists were slain in the jungle by the rebels.

Similar verbs

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

Verbs with '-ew' in the past simple and '-wn' in the past participle.
- Verbs like 'grow, grew, grown'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
blow blew blown
draw drew drawn
fly flew flown
grow grew grown
know knew known
slay slew slain
throw threw thrown
withdraw withdrew withdrawn