Past Participle

A past participle is a type of verb. It is used in perfect tenses and in passive forms.

Making the Past Participle

Regular Verbs

For regular verbs the past participle form of a verb is the same as the past simple form of the verb. We add -ed.

Examples of regular verbs
Verb Past Simple Past Participle
play played played
watch watched watched

Irregular Verbs

For irregular verbs, there is no set rule.

You can find common past participles for irregular verbs in the irregular verb tables.