GRAMMAR


The past simple and the past participle of tear

Conjugation of the verb tear:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':

tear

Past Simple:

tore

Past Partciple:

torn

Present Partciple:

tearing

Third Person Singular:

tears

Definition:

To pull something like a paper or cloth into pieces or to pull it so that a hole appears in it.

Example(s):

She read the letter and tore it.
He tore a page from a small notebook, wrote down his phone number, and handed it to her.

Similar verbs

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

- Verbs with '-ear', '-ore', '-orn' in the three forms.
- Verbs like 'bear, bore, born'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
bear bore born
shear sheared/shore sheared/shorn
swear swore sworn
tear tore torn
wear wore worn