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When you don’t want someone to find something, you hide it. You can hide money, presents, food, candy, things that are dangerous, things that are secret, things that are embarrassing, and you can even hide yourself:

The verb "hide" is an irregular verb:

simple past past participle
  • Roy hides money around his house because he’s afraid someone will steal it.
  • Tracy is hiding something from us. What is it?
  • The children are hiding from their parents. Where are they?
  • Denise is hiding something from her husband. What is she trying to keep secret?
  • Roberto hides a gun under his mattress.
  • Olivia hid some candy in the kitchen, but her kids found it.
  • The U.S. government has hidden a lot of information from the general public.
  • What are you trying to hide?

Where is he hiding? Who is he hiding from?

The examples above show how to use the word "hide" as a verb, but there are other ways to use it:

  • This is a good hiding place. (The word "hiding" is an adjective.)
  • The children are playing hide-and-seek. (This is a game that children like to play. One child counts to twenty while the other children hide. When the child stops counting, he or she goes in search of the other children who are hiding themselves. Children all over the world play this game.)
  • There are many hidden dangers below the surface of the water. (The word "hidden" is an adjective. It describes something that can’t be seen.)

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This page was first published on April 8, 2012. It was updated on June 7, 2012.



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