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Drived vs. Drove: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Drived" is incorrect. The correct past tense of "drive" is "Drove," denoting the action of having operated a vehicle.

Which is correct: Drived or Drove

How to spell Drove?

Drived is Incorrect

Drove is Correct


Key Differences

"i" turns to "o" when you're in the past. So, drive becomes drove.
Think of other irregular verbs like "ride" (rode) and "write" (wrote).
Using software or grammar checkers can automatically correct "drived" to "dr
Remember the pattern: "Drive, Drove, Driven." There's no "Drived."
Recall a memory or a phrase: "I drove away, not drived."

Correct usage of Drove

They drived all night to get here.
They drove all night to get here.
She has never drived a truck before.
She has never drove a truck before.
We drived through the city during the parade.
We drove through the city during the parade.
He drived the car to the store.
He drove the car to the store.

Drove Definitions

A group of cattle or other livestock.
A drove of sheep blocked the road.
To push, propel, or urge into action.
Hunger drove him to seek food.
Past tense of "drive," meaning to operate a vehicle.
She drove to the store yesterday.
A throng or swarm.
A drove of tourists visited the museum.
To travel or transport by driving.
He drove the message across effectively.
Past tense of drive.
A flock or herd being driven in a body.
Often droves A large mass of people moving or acting as a body
People moving through the streets in droves.
A stonemason's broad-edged chisel used for rough hewing.
A stone surface dressed with such a chisel.
A cattle drive or the herd being driven by it; thus, a number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.
A large number of people on the move (literally or figuratively).
(collective) A group of hares.
A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven; a drove road.
A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface.
The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel.
To herd cattle; particularly over a long distance.
(transitive) To finish (stone) with a drove chisel.
Of Drive.
A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body.
Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove.
A crowd of people in motion.
Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass.
A road for driving cattle; a driftway.
A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; - called also drove chisel.
To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover.
He's droving now with Conroy's sheep along the Castlereagh.
To finish, as stone, with a drove or drove chisel.
A group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
A moving crowd
A stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone

Drove Sentences

She drove the new car home from the dealership.
She drove all night to reach her destination by morning.
He drove the point home during the debate.
My family drove to the beach for vacation last summer.
He drove his bike through the park every morning.
They drove across the country to visit their grandparents.
The team drove down the field for the winning touchdown.
The bus driver drove through the storm to deliver the passengers safely.
They drove the cattle across the open range.
He drove the nail into the board with three swift hammers.
The detective drove around the city following leads.
The pilot drove the plane into a nosedive during the simulation.
She drove the golf ball straight down the fairway.
The company drove the project forward against all odds.
The activist drove change in her community.
She drove the herd through the mountain pass.
They drove in silence for the first hour of the trip.
She drove through the night to make up time.
The explorer drove into unknown territories.
The coach drove his team to achieve their best performance.
She drove herself to work despite feeling unwell.
He drove his point across during the meeting.
He drove the motorcycle with expert precision.
The farmer drove the tractor through the fields.
They drove the enemy back with a surprise counterattack.


What is the root word of Drove?

The root word is "drive."

What is the verb form of Drove?

"Drove" is the past tense form of the verb "drive."

Which vowel is used before Drove?

The vowel "o" is used in "drove."

Which conjunction is used with Drove?

Any conjunction can be used, but "and" is common: "He drove fast and arrived early."

Why is it called Drove?

It's called "drove" as the irregular past tense form of the verb "drive."

Is Drove an abstract noun?


What is the pronunciation of Drove?

It's pronounced as drohv.

Is Drove a noun or adjective?

"Drove" can be a noun (referring to a group) or verb (past tense of drive).

What is the singular form of Drove?

"Drove" is already singular as the past tense of "drive."

Which preposition is used with Drove?

"Into" as in "drove into the city."

Which article is used with Drove?

Either "the" or "a" can be used, depending on the context.

Is Drove a collective noun?

Yes, in the context of groups of animals or people.

What is the plural form of Drove?

For the livestock context, "droves."

Is the word Drove imperative?


Is Drove a countable noun?

Yes, in the context of groups of animals, e.g., "two droves of cattle."

How many syllables are in Drove?


How do we divide Drove into syllables?

It's one syllable, so it isn't divided.

What is another term for Drove?

"Operated" (in the context of driving) or "herd" (group of animals).

What is the opposite of Drove?

In the context of driving, "walked."

What is the first form of Drove?


Is Drove an adverb?


What part of speech is Drove?

It can be a verb or noun.

Which determiner is used with Drove?

Determiners like "the," "this," or "a" can be used based on context.

What is the second form of Drove?


Is Drove a vowel or consonant?

The word "drove" contains both vowels and consonants.

Is Drove a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it's descriptive.

Is the Drove term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically.

What is the stressed syllable in Drove?

The entire word is stressed, as it's just one syllable.

What is the third form of Drove?


How is Drove used in a sentence?

She drove to the mountains for the weekend.
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