The English verb 'turn back' is pronounced as [ˈtɝn ˈbæk].
Related to: regular verbs, phrasal verb.
3 forms of verb turn back: Infinitive (turn back), Past Simple - (turned back), Past Participle - (turned back).
Here are the past tense forms of the verb turn back
👉 Forms of verb turn back in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of turn back.
Turn back: Past, Present, and Participle Forms
|Base Form||Past Simple||Past Participle|
|turn back [ˈtɝn ˈbæk]||
turned back [ˈtɝnd ˈbæk]
turned back [ˈtɝnd ˈbæk]
What are the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verb turn back?
🎓 What are the past simple, future simple, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect forms of the base form (infinitive) 'turn back'?
Learn the three forms of the English verb 'turn back'
- the first form (V1) is 'turn back' used in present simple and future simple tenses.
- the second form (V2) is 'turned back' used in past simple tense.
- the third form (V3) is 'turned back' used in present perfect and past perfect tenses.
What are the past tense and past participle of turn back?
The past tense and past participle of turn back are: turn back in past simple is turned back, and past participle is turned back.
What is the past tense of turn back?
The past tense of the verb "turn back" is "turned back", and the past participle is "turned back".
Past simple — turn back in past simple turned back
Future simple — turn back in future simple is turn back (will + V1).
Present Perfect — turn back in present perfect tense is turned back (have/has + V3).
Past Perfect — turn back in past perfect tense is turned back (had + V3).
turn back regular or irregular verb?
👉 Is 'turn back' a regular or irregular verb? The verb 'turn back' is regular verb.
Examples of Verb turn back in Sentences
- It's getting dark outside – we 'd better turn our way back (Present Simple)
- Instead of turning back I picked up the compass and went further along the trail. (Past Simple)
- We probably just missed the exit, so let's turn back
- The approaching storm forced my parents to turn back (Past Simple)
- Carrie turned back to her own column in the New York Observer (Past Simple)
- If you lose all money, there is no turning back
- We've gone too far to turn back now (Present Perfect)
- Look, you didn't come all this way just to turn back now
- I almost asked her out, but I lost my nerve and turned back (Past Simple)
- To stop the media speculating, the CEO turned back from his decision to promote her (Past Simple)
- We must turn the enemy back (Present Simple)