The past simple and the past participle of thrive
Conjugation of the verb thrive:
Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':
Third Person Singular:
To grow; to develop; to prosper; to flourish.
Thrived or throve
- The forms throve
have become obsolete and their use has declined during the twentieth century although they might still be used in British English.
- The form thrived
has become the most widely used form of the past simple and past participle, especially in American English.
Against all odds, their company throve during the recession.
His business continues to thrive.
His children are thriving and living peacefully in the countryside.
Since expanding in June, the business has really thrived.
The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as thrive. They are:
- Verbs with '-en' in the past participle.
- Verbs like 'write, wrote, written'.