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ride 

 

When traveling on a bike, a motorcycle, a bus, a train, in a car, or on top of any animal--such as a horse--you can use the word "ride."

In the sentences below, "ride" is a verb:

simple past past participle
ride
rode
ridden
  • Jill rode her motorcycle to school today.
  • Jack rode on his bike.
  • A lot of people ride the bus.
  • It's fun to ride on a horse.
  • Have you ever ridden on a camel?
  • It costs a lot of money to ride in a cab from the airport to downtown.
  • This bicycle was ridden every day for over ten years, and it's still in good condition. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)

In these sentences, "ride" is a noun:

  • I can't drive to work today because my car doesn't work, so I'll need a ride.
  • The rides at the amusement park are kind of expensive, but they're fun.
  • We had a nice ride on our bikes.
  • A Mercedes offers a smooth ride.
  • (The quality of the experience inside the car is good.)
  • If they buy five tickets, they'll get one free ride.
  • Let's go for a ride.

riding on a motorcycle

She's getting a ride.

The word "riding" is often used as a gerund.

  • Let's go horseback riding.
  • Riding a bicycle is easy once you get the hang of it.
  • We enjoy riding our bikes throughout the year.

If you need help with the initial "r" sound, click here.

 

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This page was first published on June 25, 2012. It was updated on February 23, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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