English: act

English verb 'act' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to act
Participle: acted
Gerund: acting

Indicative

Present

Iact
youact
he;she;itacts
weact
youact
theyact

Perfect

Ihave acted
youhave acted
he;she;ithas acted
wehave acted
youhave acted
theyhave acted

Past

Iacted
youacted
he;she;itacted
weacted
youacted
theyacted

Pluperfect

Ihad acted
youhad acted
he;she;ithad acted
wehad acted
youhad acted
theyhad acted

Future

Iwill act
youwill act
he;she;itwill act
wewill act
youwill act
theywill act

Future perfect

Iwill have acted
youwill have acted
he;she;itwill have acted
wewill have acted
youwill have acted
theywill have acted

Subjunctive

Present

Iact
youact
he;she;itact
weact
youact
theyact

Perfect

Ihave acted
youhave acted
he;she;ithave acted
wehave acted
youhave acted
theyhave acted

Imperfect

Iacted
youacted
he;she;itacted
weacted
youacted
theyacted

Pluperfect

Ihad acted
youhad acted
he;she;ithad acted
wehad acted
youhad acted
theyhad acted

Conditional

Present

Iwould act
youwould act
he;she;itwould act
wewould act
youwould act
theywould act

Perfect

Iwould have acted
youwould have acted
he;she;itwould have acted
wewould have acted
youwould have acted
theywould have acted

Imperative

youact
weLet's act
youact

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam acting
youare acting
he;she;itis acting
weare acting
youare acting
theyare acting

Perfect

Ihave been acting
youhave been acting
he;she;ithas been acting
wehave been acting
youhave been acting
theyhave been acting

Past

Iwas acting
youwere acting
he;she;itwas acting
wewere acting
youwere acting
theywere acting

Pluperfect

Ihad been acting
youhad been acting
he;she;ithad been acting
wehad been acting
youhad been acting
theyhad been acting

Future

Iwill be acting
youwill be acting
he;she;itwill be acting
wewill be acting
youwill be acting
theywill be acting

Future perfect

Iwill have been acting
youwill have been acting
he;she;itwill have been acting
wewill have been acting
youwill have been acting
theywill have been acting

Conditional

Present

Iwould be acting
youwould be acting
he;she;itwould be acting
wewould be acting
youwould be acting
theywould be acting

Perfect

Iwould have been acting
youwould have been acting
he;she;itwould have been acting
wewould have been acting
youwould have been acting
theywould have been acting

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

c.1384, from O.Fr. acte, from L. actus "a doing" and actum "a thing done," both from agere "to do, set in motion, drive, urge, chase, stir up," from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move" (cf. Gk. agein "to lead, guide, drive, carry off," agon "assembly, contest in the games," agogos "leader;" Skt. ajati "drives," ajirah "moving, active;" O.N. aka "to drive;" M.Ir. ag "battle"). Theatrical (1520) and legislative (1458) senses of the word also were in Latin. The verb is first attested 1475; in the theatrical performance sense it is from 1594. In the act "in the process" is from 1596, originally from the 16c. sense of the act as "sexual intercourse." Act of God "uncontrollable natural force" first recorded 1882. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires."