English: answer

English verb 'answer' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to answer
Participle: answered
Gerund: answering

Indicative

Present

Ianswer
youanswer
he;she;itanswers
weanswer
youanswer
theyanswer

Perfect

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

Past

Ianswered
youanswered
he;she;itanswered
weanswered
youanswered
theyanswered

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ianswer
youanswer
he;she;itanswer
weanswer
youanswer
theyanswer

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Ianswered
youanswered
he;she;itanswered
weanswered
youanswered
theyanswered

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youanswer
weLet's answer
youanswer

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. andswaru, from and- "against" (see ante-) + -swaru "affirmation," from swerian "to swear," reflecting the original sense of "make a sworn statement rebutting a charge." A common Gmc. compound (cf. O.S. antswor, O.N. andsvar, O.Fris. ondser), implying a P.Gmc. *andswara-. Meaning "a reply to a question," the main modern sense, was in O.E. Answerable "liable to be held responsible" is from 1548.