Explore the past tense forms of perspire!


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The past tense form of 'perspire' is perspired. Example: After running for an hour, he perspired profusely. (After running for an hour, he perspired profusely.)

Definition of “perspire”

  • to sweat, especially heavily or in large amounts
  • to excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin

Tense sentence structure and examples:


Notes from a Native English Speaker

Here are the general structures of a present and past participle. Remember, some verbs have an irregular form and may not follow this structure: Present Participle: [Verb] -ing Past Participle: [Verb] -ed

Past Simpleperspired
Past Continuousperspiring
Past Perfectperspired
Past Simple
The simple past tense is used to describe completed actions or events that occurred at a specific point in the past.
Subject + Past Simple Verb + (Object)


He perspired heavily after the intense workout.


I perspired a lot during the hot summer days.

Past Continuous
The past continuous tense is used to indicate actions or events that were in progress or happening at a specific point in the past.
Subject + was/were + Present Participle + (Object)


At that time, she was perspiring due to the high temperature.


They were perspiring from the physical exertion.

Past Perfect
The past perfect tense is used to show that one past action or event occurred before another past action or event, emphasizing the order of events in the past.
Subject + had + Past Participle + (Object)


By the end of the race, he had perspired a lot.


She had perspired enough to cool down.

Is perspired an irregular verb in the past?

No, "perspired" is not an irregular past tense verb.

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