GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of swim

Conjugation of the verb swim:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

swim

Past Simple:

swam

Past Partciple:

swum

Present Partciple:

swimming

Third Person Singular:

swims

Definition:

To move through the water.

Example(s):

We went swimming because it was so hot.
I learned to swim when I was six years old.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with the 'i-a-u' pattern.
- 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