English: ask

English verb 'ask' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to ask
Participle: asked
Gerund: asking

Indicative

Present

Iask
youask
he;she;itasks
weask
youask
theyask

Perfect

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

Past

Iasked
youasked
he;she;itasked
weasked
youasked
theyasked

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Iask
youask
he;she;itask
weask
youask
theyask

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iasked
youasked
he;she;itasked
weasked
youasked
theyasked

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youask
weLet's ask
youask

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. ascian "ask," from earlier ahsian, from P.Gmc. *aiskojan (cf. O.S. escon, O.Fris. askia, M.Du. eiscen, O.H.G. eiscon, Ger. heischen "to ask, demand"), from PIE *ais- "to wish, desire" (cf. Skt. icchati "seeks, desires," Arm. aic "investigation," O.C.S. iskati "to seek," Lith. ieskau "to seek"). Form in Eng. infl. by a Scand. form of the word (cf. Dan. ├Žske; the O.E. would have evolved by normal sound changes into ash, esh, which was a Midlands and s.w. England dialect form). The variant in modern dialect ax is as old as O.E. acsian and was an accepted literary variant until c.1600. O.E. also had fregnan, frignan which carried more directly the sense of "question, inquire," and is from PIE root *prek-, the common source of words for "ask" in most I.E. languages. If you ask me "in my opinion" is attested from 1910.