what is the past tense of eat?

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  • Rain
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Infinitive    Present Participle    Past Tense    Past Participle

    eat    eating    ate    eaten

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I ate.

    But in our lovely southern USA you might hear:

    I done et.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Any dictionary or grammar book will tell you that the irregular verb 'eat' is: eat, ate, eaten.

    I EAT fruit for breakfast every day.Yesterday I ATE fruit for breakfast as usual.I HAVE EATEN fruit for breakfast all my life.

    The only thing that you need pay attention to is that in some parts of England (not Scotland) people pronounce 'ate' as 'et'. But they still spell it as 'ate'.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Ate.  The past participle "eaten" has no tense in and of itself.  It requires a form of the auxiliary verb "to have."

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Ate. .

    I eat fruit every day.

    I ate some fish yesterday.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Past fence of eat is eaten.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      No; 'eaten' can be used in any tense. I have eaten, she will have eaten, they had eaten, the cake is eaten. 'Eaten' is the Past Participle. The Past tense of 'eat' is 'ate'.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Ate or eaten. You would say "I have eaten an apple" or "I ate an apple". "Ate" is more commonly used, although "(have) eaten" is still grammatically correct.

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    • E4 weeks agoReport

      It has nothing to do with common or uncommon. It depends entirely on the circumstances. "ate" refers only to one specific act of eating. I assume that you're American, since Americans use the simple past in places where the past perfect is called for. 

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    "Ate".  "Eaten" is the past participle.

    • yasiru4 weeks agoReport

      THankx my friend and I will eat rice

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  • 4 weeks ago

    ate and eaten. I hope it has helped you.

    • yasiru4 weeks agoReport

      THankx my friend and I will eat rice

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Ate or eaten are past tense of eat.

    • yasiru4 weeks agoReport

      THankx my friend and I will eat rice

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