The past simple and the past participle of spit
Conjugation of the verb spit:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
To force liquid out of the mouth, often to show hatred or contempt.
In American English, the form spit is used as the past tense and past participle.
The verb 'spit' has another meaning, namely, to use a spit to cook (as in "the hunter spitted the hare to roast over his campfire."
) In this case, the past simple and the past participle form is 'spitted'.
They spat at him and bullied him.
Jane spat in his face.
He spat on the ground and went away.
Looks of disgust directed at someone who has spit on the sidewalk.
The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as spit. They are:
- Verbs with similar forms in the infinitive, past simple, and past participle.
- Verbs like 'set, set, set'.