Speak past tense | past tense of speak

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Speak past tense | past tense of speak


There are two ways to make past and past participle verb forms in English. The first is by adding ed and the second type is of irregular verbs. Speak is also an irregular verb and its three verb forms v1, v2, and v3 are different.

We will see the past tense of speak and also the meaning, base form, past participle form, third-person singular form, and present participle form of speak with examples.

Here we will see the past form of speak and its other verb forms also.

Base form Past form Past participle form Third-person singular form Participle form Meaning of speak
speak spoke spoken speaks speaking Say something or communicate

Meaning of speak

The general meaning of speak is to Say something or communicate.

Conjugation of the verb speak

1)Simple present tense

I speak.

We speak.

you(Plural pronoun) speak.

you(singular pronoun) speak.

They speak.

people(plural noun) speak .

He speaks.

she speaks.

It speaks.

Sam(Singular noun) speaks.

2)Simple past tense

I spoke.

We spoke.

you(Plural pronoun) spoke.

you(singular pronoun) spoke.

They spoke.

people(plural noun) spoke .

He spoke.

she spoke.

It spoke.

Sam(Singular noun) spoke.

3)Simple future tense

I will speak.

We will speak.

you(Plural pronoun) will speak.

you(singular pronoun) will speak.

They will speak.

people(plural noun) will speak.

He will speak.

she will speak.

It will speak.

Sam(Singular noun) will speak.

4)Present continuous(progressive) tense

I am speaking.

We are speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) are speaking.

you(singular pronoun) are speaking.

They are speaking.

people(plural noun) are speaking.

He is speaking.

she is speaking.

It is speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) is speaking.

5)Past continuous(progressive) tense

I was speaking.

We were speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) were speaking.

you(singular pronoun) were speaking.

They were speaking.

people(plural noun) were speaking.

He was speaking.

she was speaking.

It was speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) was speaking.

6)Future continuous (progressive) tense

I will be speaking.

We will be speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) will be speaking.

you(singular pronoun) will be speaking.

They will be speaking.

people(plural noun) will be speaking.

He will be speaking.

she will be speaking.

It will be speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) will be speaking.

7)present perfect tense

I have spoken.

We have spoken.

you(Plural pronoun) have spoken.

you(singular pronoun) have spoken.

They have spoken.

people(plural noun) have spoken.

He has spoken.

she has spoken.

It has spoken.

Sam(Singular noun) has spoken.

8)Past perfect tense

I had spoken.

We had spoken.

you(Plural pronoun) had spoken.

you(singular pronoun) had spoken.

They had spoken.

people(plural noun) had spoken.

He had spoken.

she had spoken.

It had spoken.

Sam(Singular noun) had spoken.

9)Future perfect tense

I will have spoken.

We will have spoken.

you(Plural pronoun) will have spoken.

you(singular pronoun) will have spoken.

They will have spoken.

people(plural noun) will have spoken.

He will have spoken.

she will have spoken.

It will have spoken.

Sam(Singular noun) will have spoken.

10)Present perfect continuous(progressive) tense

I have been speaking.

We have been speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) have been speaking.

you(singular pronoun) have been speaking.

They have been speaking.

people(plural noun) have been speaking.

He has been speaking.

she has been speaking.

It has been speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) has been speaking.

11)Past perfect continuous(progressive) tense

I had been speaking.

We had been speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) had been speaking.

you(singular pronoun) had been speaking.

They had been speaking.

people(plural noun) had been speaking.

He had been speaking.

she had been speaking.

It had been speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) had been speaking.

12)Future perfect continuous(progressive) tense

I will have been speaking.

We will have been speaking.

you(Plural pronoun) will have been speaking.

you(singular pronoun) will have been speaking.

They will have been speaking.

people(plural noun) will have been speaking.

He will have been speaking.

she will have been speaking.

It will have been speaking.

Sam(Singular noun) will have been speaking.

Conjugation of the verb speak with modal auxiliary verbs.

Here are the sentences of conjugation of the verb speak with modals.

1)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam can speak.

2)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam could speak.

3)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam may speak.

4)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam might speak.

5)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam must speak.

6)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam should speak.

7)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam would speak.

8)I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam ought to speak.

9))I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam need not speak.

10))I/we/you/you/they/people/he/she/it/Sam dare not speak.

The past form of speak

The past form of speak is spoke. We will see some examples of speak in past form.


1)He spoke about water after a long time.

2)They spoke like a politician.

3)You spoke about milk after exercise.

The base form of speak

The base form of speak is speak.

Here are some examples of the use of a base form of speak.

1)They speak seriously.

2)We speak in the shadow of disaster.

3)You speak like a parrot.

Past participle form of speak .

Past participle form of speak is spoken.

We will see some examples of the use of past participle of speak.

1)He had spoken about water and its benefits.

2)She has spoken about the importance of fruit juice.

3)They have spoken about their problems.

The third-person singular form of speak

The third person singular form of speak is speaks. We will see some examples of the use of speak as a third-person singular verb form used in the simple present tense.


1)He speaks something interesting daily.

2)She speaks after drinking coffee.

3)Sam speaks about his favorite beverage.

Present participle form of speak

The present participle form of speak is speaking.

We will see some of the examples of present participle form of speak.


1)They are speaking about milk.

2)He is speaking English fluently.

3)She was speaking with me after her evening tea.

Conclusion for a past form of speak

These are the examples and explanations of the use of speak in past form, the base form, past participle form, third-person singular form, and present participle form.

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