a verb READ is “homophone”. The homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings, spellings, or origins.
For example, the past tense of “to read”, which is read, shares the same sound as red—but not the same meaning.
The present tense to read (rhymes with deed) sounds like reed, but as with the past tense of read and the word red, that similar sound is all the words have in common.
- Base Form/Infinitive without ‘to’: read
- Past Simple: read
- Past Partciple: read
- Present Partciple: reading
- Third Person Singular: reads