Past Tense Of Steal, Past Participle Form of Steal, Steal Stole Stolen V1 V2 V3

Past Tense Of Steal, Past Participle Form of Steal, Steal Stole Stolen V1 V2 V3

Past Tense of Steal

We use the word ‘steal’ very often in our daily life. In this post, we will examine the details of this widely used expression. If you are ready, let’s start!


The meaning of this word is taking (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. It also means moving somewhere secretly and quietly.

Base Form Examples

  • He would never steal anything.
  • Her aim is to steal a necklace with a green gem on it.

V2 Past Simple

In the example below, you can see how the past form of the verb ‘steal’ is used. The V2 version of this verb is ‘stole’.


  • Thieves stole his car.
  • If James stole anything from you, his wife would return it.

Verb + Preposition IN List in English

Verb + Preposition ABOUT List in English

Verb + Preposition FOR List in English

Verb + Preposition FROM List in English

V3 Past Participle

The V3 version of ‘steal’ is different from the V1 and V2 versions. The V3 version of this verb is ‘stolen’. ‘Stolen’ is used in the case of Past Perfect Tense or Present Perfect Tense. If the question is in the present perfect tense, we use the word steal as ‘have + stolen’ or ‘has + stolen’. The subjects I, you, we are used as ‘have + stolen’. The subjects he, she, it are used as ‘has + stolen’. If the Past Perfect Tense is in question, the use is ‘had + stolen’ regardless of the subject this time.


  • She has stolen my soul.

V1 Base Form V2 Simple Past V3 Past Participle
be was, were been
beat beat beaten
become became become
begin began begun
bend bent bent
bet bet bet
bid bid bid
bite bit bitten
break broke broken
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
choose chose chosen
come came come
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
dig dug dug
do did done
draw drew drawn
drive drove driven
drink drank drunk
eat ate eaten
fall fell fallen
feel felt felt
fight fought fought
find found found
fly flew flown
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
freeze froze frozen
give gave given
go went gone
grow grew grown
hang hung hung
have had had
hear heard heard
hide hid hidden
hit hit hit
hold held held
hurt hurt hurt


V1Base Form V2Simple Past V3Past Participle
keep kept kept
know knew known
lay laid laid
lead led led
leave left left
lend lent lent
lie lay lain
lose lost lost
make made made
mean meant meant
meet met met
pay paid paid
put put put
read read read
ride rode ridden
ring rang rung
rise rose risen
run ran run
say said said
see saw seen
sell sold sold
send sent sent
shut shut shut
sink sank sunk
sit sat sat
sleep slept slept
speak spoke spoken
spend spent spent
stand stood stood
stink stank stunk
swim swam swum
take took taken
teach taught taught
tear tore torn
tell told told
wake woke woken
wear wore worn
win won won
write wrote written

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