Past Tense Of Tread, Past Participle Form of Tread, Tread Trod Trodden V1 V2 V3

Past Tense Of Tread, Past Participle Form of Tread, Tread Trod Trodden V1 V2 V3

Past Tense of Tread

We use the word ‘tread’ 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 to put the sole of the foot on top of something, giving the weight of the torso or leg.

Base Form Examples

  • It is very dangerous to tread broken glass.

V2 Past Simple

When we use the word tread as past tense, our verb should be converted into ‘trod’. We use it when we narrate past events.


  • My niece trod on ants while she was playing in the garden.
  • With a heavy heart, you trod the path to your father’s gates and called out to the soldiers.

Verb + Preposition IN List in English

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V3 Past Participle

The V3 version of the tread is ‘trodden’. To create past participle of this verb, we should use the word ‘trodden’. We use past participle when we need to express past actions that we are still affected by those events. In the present perfect tense, we should use ‘have trodden’ or ‘has trodden’. It changes according to subjects. If the subjects are I, you, we and they, we use ‘have trodden’. For he, she and it, we use ‘has trodden’. On the other hand, in the past perfect tense, we should use ‘had trodden’ regardless of subjects.


  • He had trodden on small pieces of bread. Then, he went on as if nothing has happened.

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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