What are the past tense and past participle forms of the verb "write"?

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2018

Wrote = past tense
Written = past participle


Write is a present tense verb, meaning that you use it when things are happening in the present.

The past tense of would be wrote, which you would use for when things have already happened.

  • I #color(red)"write"# most of my papers on Tuesday.

  • In high school, I #color(red)"wrote"# most of my papers on Tuesday.

The past participle would be written. Past participle seems a little strange, but is very useful, because it allows verbs to be used as adjectives and regular verbs. Like past tense, it is something that has happened in the past.

Past participles usually end with #"-ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n"#

  • Those #color(red)"written"# notes you made were very encouraging.
    #rarr#"Written" is being used as an adjective to describe "notes" in this sentence
  • Those letters were #color(red)"written"# by Amanda.
    #rarr# "Written" is being used as a verb in this sentence