GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of speak

Conjugation of the verb speak:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

speak

Past Simple:

spoke

Past Partciple:

spoken

Present Partciple:

speaking

Third Person Singular:

speaks

Definition:

To use your voice in order to say something.

Example(s):

He couldn't speak because he had a sore throat.
Can I speak to Doctor Brown, please?
You are old enough to speak for yourself.

Similar verbs

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