GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of spring

Conjugation of the verb spring:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

spring

Past Simple:

sprang

Past Partciple:

sprung

Present Partciple:

springing

Third Person Singular:

springs

Definition:

1. To move upwards or forwards suddenly or quickly.
2. To originate or come from.

Example(s):

1. He sprang from the sofa as if touched by an electric shock.
2. Today's social tensions spring from ethnic inequalities.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with u in the past simple and past participle.
- 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