GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of strive

Conjugation of the verb strive:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

strive

Past Simple:

strived/strove

Past Partciple:

strived/striven

Present Partciple:

striving

Third Person Singular:

strives

Definition:

To make a great effort to do something or get it.

Example(s):

The country is striving for economic development.
He was striving to be successful.
She strove against her fate till she exhausted her strength and couldn't fight anymore.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as strive. 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
befall befell befallen
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