The past simple and the past participle of tear
Conjugation of the verb tear:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
To pull something like a paper or cloth into pieces or to pull it so that a hole appears in it.
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.
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'.