English: bear

English verb 'bear' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to bear
Participle: borne; born
Gerund: bearing

Indicative

Present

Ibear
youbear
he;she;itbears
webear
youbear
theybear

Perfect

Ihave borne; born
youhave borne; born
he;she;ithas borne; born
wehave borne; born
youhave borne; born
theyhave borne; born

Past

Ibore
youbore
he;she;itbore
webore
youbore
theybore

Pluperfect

Ihad borne; born
youhad borne; born
he;she;ithad borne; born
wehad borne; born
youhad borne; born
theyhad borne; born

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have borne; born
youwill have borne; born
he;she;itwill have borne; born
wewill have borne; born
youwill have borne; born
theywill have borne; born

Subjunctive

Present

Ibear
youbear
he;she;itbear
webear
youbear
theybear

Perfect

Ihave borne; born
youhave borne; born
he;she;ithave borne; born
wehave borne; born
youhave borne; born
theyhave borne; born

Imperfect

Ibore
youbore
he;she;itbore
webore
youbore
theybore

Pluperfect

Ihad borne; born
youhad borne; born
he;she;ithad borne; born
wehad borne; born
youhad borne; born
theyhad borne; born

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have borne; born
youwould have borne; born
he;she;itwould have borne; born
wewould have borne; born
youwould have borne; born
theywould have borne; born

Imperative

youbear
weLet's bear
youbear

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like bear

bear, forbear, overbear,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. beran "bear, bring, wear" (class IV strong verb; past tense bær, pp. boren), from P.Gmc. *beranan (cf. O.H.G. beran, O.N. bera, Goth. bairan "to carry"), from PIE root *bher- meaning both "give birth" (though only Eng. and Ger. strongly retain this sense, and Rus. has beremennaya "pregnant") and "carry a burden, bring" (see infer). Many senses are from notion of "move onward by pressure." O.E. past tense bær became M.E. bare; alternative bore began to appear c.1400, but bare remained the literary form till after 1600. Past participle distinction of borne for "carried" and born for "given birth" is 1775. Ball bearings "bear" the friction; bearing "way of carrying oneself" is in M.E.