Explain past tense

3 forms of the verb explain The English verb 'explain' is pronounced as [ɪkˈspleɪn].
Related to: regular verbs.
3 forms of verb explain: Infinitive (explain), Past Simple - (explained), Past Participle - (explained).

Here are the past tense forms of the verb explain

👉 Forms of verb explain in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of explain.

Explain: Past, Present, and Participle Forms

Base Form Past Simple Past Participle
explain [ɪkˈspleɪn]

explained [ɪkˈspleɪnd]

explained [ɪkˈspleɪnd]

What are the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verb explain?

🎓 What are the past simple, future simple, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect forms of the base form (infinitive) 'explain'?

Learn the three forms of the English verb 'explain'

  • the first form (V1) is 'explain' used in present simple and future simple tenses.
  • the second form (V2) is 'explained' used in past simple tense.
  • the third form (V3) is 'explained' used in present perfect and past perfect tenses.

What are the past tense and past participle of explain?

The past tense and past participle of explain are: explain in past simple is explained, and past participle is explained.

What is the past tense of explain?

The past tense of the verb "explain" is "explained", and the past participle is "explained".

Verb Tenses

Past simple — explain in past simple explained (V2).
Future simple — explain in future simple is explain (will + V1).
Present Perfect — explain in present perfect tense is explained (have/has + V3).
Past Perfect — explain in past perfect tense is explained (had + V3).

explain regular or irregular verb?

👉 Is 'explain' a regular or irregular verb? The verb 'explain' is regular verb.

Examples of Verb explain in Sentences

  •   It also explained the main reason (Past Simple)
  •   Her father has explained me that this thing was found in the crater (Past Simple)
  •   How can you explain this smell? (Present Simple)
  •   I thought I had explained it to her, but I was wrong (Past Perfect)
  •   I'm tired of explaining you the most banal things (Present Continuous)
  •   When I entered the room your son was explaining my daughter how to eat with chopsticks (Past Simple)
  •   I don't think you can explain it, son (Present Simple)
  •   I will explain you everything after I'm done fixing our washing machine (Future Simple)
  •   Don't make me explain it to you (Present Simple)
  •   I have been explaining him Present Perfect Continuous for half an hour (Present Perfect Continuous)

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