regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

sing - model verbChange 'i' to 'a' in the preterit and 'i' to 'u' in the past participle.
Verbs that follow
this model:
  1. begin
  2. countersink
  3. drink
  4. preshrink
  5. ring
  6. shrink
  7. sink
  8. slink
  9. spring
  10. stink
  11. swim

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begin

It is conjugated like: sing
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) begin
beginning
begun
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Ibegin
youbegin
he, she, itbegins
webegin
youbegin
theybegin
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterit
Ibegan
youbegan
he, she, itbegan
webegan
youbegan
theybegan
future
Iwill begin
youwill begin
he, she, itwill begin
wewill begin
youwill begin
theywill begin

Perfect tenses

present perfect
Ihave begun
youhave begun
he, she, ithas begun
wehave begun
youhave begun
theyhave begun
past perfectAlso known as:
pluperfect
Ihad begun
youhad begun
he, she, ithad begun
wehad begun
youhad begun
theyhad begun
future perfect
Iwill have begun
youwill have begun
he, she, itwill have begun
wewill have begun
youwill have begun
theywill have begun

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

present continuous
Iam beginning
youare beginning
he, she, itis beginning
weare beginning
youare beginning
theyare beginning
past continuous
Iwas beginning
youwere beginning
he, she, itwas beginning
wewere beginning
youwere beginning
theywere beginning
present emphatic
Ido begin
youdo begin
he, she, itdoes begin
wedo begin
youdo begin
theydo begin
past emphatic
Idid begin
youdid begin
he, she, itdid begin
wedid begin
youdid begin
theydid begin

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

present perfect
Ihave been beginning
youhave been beginning
he, she, ithas been beginning
wehave been beginning
youhave been beginning
theyhave been beginning
past perfect
Ihad been beginning
youhad been beginning
he, she, ithad been beginning
wehad been beginning
youhad been beginning
theyhad been beginning
future
Iwill be beginning
youwill be beginning
he, she, itwill be beginning
wewill be beginning
youwill be beginning
theywill be beginning
future perfect
Iwill have been beginning
youwill have been beginning
he, she, itwill have been beginning
wewill have been beginning
youwill have been beginning
theywill have been beginning

Conditional

present
Iwould begin
youwould begin
he, she, itwould begin
wewould begin
youwould begin
theywould begin
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have begun
youwould have begun
he, she, itwould have begun
wewould have begun
youwould have begun
theywould have begun
present continuous
Iwould be beginning
youwould be beginning
he, she, itwould be beginning
wewould be beginning
youwould be beginning
theywould be beginning
perfect continuous
Iwould have been beginning
youwould have been beginning
he, she, itwould have been beginning
wewould have been beginning
youwould have been beginning
theywould have been beginning

Imperative

present
(you)begin!
(we)let's begin!
(you)begin!

Subjunctive

present
Ibegin
youbegin
he, she, itbegin
webegin
youbegin
theybegin
past
Ibegan
youbegan
he, she, itbegan
webegan
youbegan
theybegan
past perfectAlso known as:
pluperfect subjunctive
Ihad begun
youhad begun
he, she, ithad begun
wehad begun
youhad begun
theyhad begun
future
Ishould begin
youshould begin
he, she, itshould begin
weshould begin
youshould begin
theyshould begin

*Blue letters in conjugations are irregular forms. (example)
*Red letters in conjugations are exceptions to the model. (example)

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