regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

work - model verb

Variants of the regular models:

  1. pass -s, -sh, -x, -o: +e
  2. try -y>ie
  3. omit -X>-XX
  4. die -ie: -ie>y
  5. agree -ee: +d

Irregular past tense models:

  1. cost invar.
  2. feed vowel: long>short
  3. find i>ou
  4. know [o,a]>e
  5. mean +t
  6. panic -k-
  7. pay -ay>aid
  8. send -d>-t
  9. sing i>a, u
  10. show >ed, -n
  11. stick a>u, i>u
  12. sleep -ee_>-e_t
  13. speak >o_e, o_en
  14. spell >ed, -t
  15. take -ake>-ook, -aken
  16. think >-ought
  17. wear -ear>-ore, -orn
  18. write -i_e>o_e, i_en

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defend

It is conjugated like: work
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) defend
defending
defended
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Idefend
youdefend
he, she, itdefends
wedefend
youdefend
theydefend
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterite
Idefended
youdefended
he, she, itdefended
wedefended
youdefended
theydefended
future
Iwill defend
youwill defend
he, she, itwill defend
wewill defend
youwill defend
theywill defend

Perfect tenses

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

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

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

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

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

Conditional

present
Iwould defend
youwould defend
he, she, itwould defend
wewould defend
youwould defend
theywould defend
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have defended
youwould have defended
he, she, itwould have defended
wewould have defended
youwould have defended
theywould have defended
present continuous
Iwould be defending
youwould be defending
he, she, itwould be defending
wewould be defending
youwould be defending
theywould be defending
perfect continuous
Iwould have been defending
youwould have been defending
he, she, itwould have been defending
wewould have been defending
youwould have been defending
theywould have been defending

Imperative

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

Subjunctive

present
Idefend
youdefend
he, she, itdefend
wedefend
youdefend
theydefend
past
Idefended
youdefended
he, she, itdefended
wedefended
youdefended
theydefended
future
Ishould defend
youshould defend
he, she, itshould defend
weshould defend
youshould defend
theyshould defend

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

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