English: begin

English verb 'begin' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to begin
Participle: begun
Gerund: beginning

Indicative

Present

Ibegin
youbegin
he;she;itbegins
webegin
youbegin
theybegin

Perfect

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

Past

Ibegan
youbegan
he;she;itbegan
webegan
youbegan
theybegan

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ibegin
youbegin
he;she;itbegin
webegin
youbegin
theybegin

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Ibegan
youbegan
he;she;itbegan
webegan
youbegan
theybegan

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youbegin
weLet's begin
youbegin

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like begin

begin, countersink, drink, ring, sink, swim,

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. beginnan, also onginnan (class III strong verb; past tense ongann, pp. ongunnen), from bi- "be" + W.Gmc. *ginnan, of obscure meaning, found only in compounds, perhaps "to open, open up" (cf. O.H.G. in-ginnan "to cut open, open up," also "begin, undertake"). Meaning "beginner, novice" is from 1470.