regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

mean - model verbAppend -t rather than -ed to form the preterit and the past participle.
Verbs that follow
this model:
  1. burn
  2. deal
  3. dream
  4. lean
  5. leap
  6. learn
  7. lose
  8. misdeal
  9. relearn
  10. spoil
  11. sunburn
  12. unlearn

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lean

It is conjugated like: mean
American English favors the past participle and preterit form ending in -ed, while British English more commonly uses the form ending in -t.
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) lean
leaning
leant, leaned
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Ilean
youlean
he, she, itleans
welean
youlean
theylean
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterite
Ileant, leaned
youleant, leaned
he, she, itleant, leaned
weleant, leaned
youleant, leaned
theyleant, leaned
future
Iwill lean
youwill lean
he, she, itwill lean
wewill lean
youwill lean
theywill lean

Perfect tensesThis verb has multiple forms of the past participle (listed above). However, for simplicity, only 1 spelling is displayed in the compound tenses below.

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

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

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

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

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

Conditional

present
Iwould lean
youwould lean
he, she, itwould lean
wewould lean
youwould lean
theywould lean
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have leant
youwould have leant
he, she, itwould have leant
wewould have leant
youwould have leant
theywould have leant
present continuous
Iwould be leaning
youwould be leaning
he, she, itwould be leaning
wewould be leaning
youwould be leaning
theywould be leaning
perfect continuous
Iwould have been leaning
youwould have been leaning
he, she, itwould have been leaning
wewould have been leaning
youwould have been leaning
theywould have been leaning

Imperative

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

Subjunctive

present
Ilean
youlean
he, she, itlean
welean
youlean
theylean
past
Ileant, leaned
youleant, leaned
he, she, itleant, leaned
weleant, leaned
youleant, leaned
theyleant, leaned
future
Ishould lean
youshould lean
he, she, itshould lean
weshould lean
youshould lean
theyshould lean

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

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