ride

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈraɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/raɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rīd)


Inflections of 'ride' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
rides
v 3rd person singular
riding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
rode
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
ridden
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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ride
‘ride’
When you ride an animal, bicycle, or motorcycle, you control it and travel on it.
Every morning he used to ride his horse across the fields.
I learned how to ride a bike when I was seven.
The past tense of ride is rode. The -ed participle is ridden.
He usually rode to work on a motorbike.
He was the best horse I have ever ridden.
‘ride on’
You can also say that someone rides on an animal, bicycle, or motorcycle.
She rode around the campus on a bicycle.
‘drive’
When someone controls a car, lorry, or train, don't say that they ‘ride’ it. Say that they drive it.
It was her turn to drive the car.
Pierre has never learned to drive.
However, if you are a passenger in a vehicle, you can say that you ride in it.
We rode back in a taxi.
He prefers travelling on the train to riding in a limousine.
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