English Verbs by Past Tense

For each word listed, give the verb for which it is (or used to be) the past tense.
For example, if the clue were "lost", you would answer "lose".
Note: most of these are obsolete; the verbs in question now have more regular forms.
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Last updated: September 3, 2012
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Preterite
Present
shrove
shrive
besought
beseech
could
can
would
will
might
may
bade
bid
durst
dare
should
shall
ought
owe
quoth
quethe
Participle
Present
bound
bind
cloven
cleave
clad
clothe
molten
melt
born
bear
gilt
gild
sodden
seethe
wrought
work
forlorn
forlese
yclept
clepe
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Level 76
Dec 25, 2012
This is an awesome quiz but it needs more time!
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Level 66
Apr 25, 2014
Agree, very good but could use another minute or two. Tricky stuff, like trying to think round corners for half of them.
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Level 37
Jun 7, 2020
Great! Yes, I agree, another minute or so would be good.
It's very interesting to have unfamiliar forms of familiar verbs, or even in the case of "sodden" an unexpected link between two familiar words, so I'm not sure that "clepe / yclept" really fits in here. (Not sour grapes, I did actually get that one, it just felt a bit - "so what?")