English: catch

English verb 'catch' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to catch
Participle: caught
Gerund: catching

Indicative

Present

Icatch
youcatch
he;she;itcatches
wecatch
youcatch
theycatch

Perfect

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

Past

Icaught
youcaught
he;she;itcaught
wecaught
youcaught
theycaught

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Icatch
youcatch
he;she;itcatch
wecatch
youcatch
theycatch

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Icaught
youcaught
he;she;itcaught
wecaught
youcaught
theycaught

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youcatch
weLet's catch
youcatch

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like catch

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Additional Information

catch ← old French cachier (← low Latin captiāre ← Latin captāre ). Middle English cacchen had the same meaning and termination as lacchen, laughte (← Old English l<#_>æccan ) 'seize', 'catch'. Catch naturally formed its preterite in the same way.

Etymology

c.1205, from Anglo-Fr. cachier "catch, capture" (animals), from V.L. *captiare "try to seize, chase," freq. of L. capere "to take, hold" (see capable). Sense shifted from original meaning of "chase, hunt." Past tense form caught is rare instance of Eng. strong verb with Fr. origin, probably infl. by latch, the cognate native verb, which this word replaced. Noun meaning "that which is caught or worth catching" (especially of spouses) is from 1596. Catchy was a colloquial word in 1831. To catch on "apprehend" is 1884, Amer.Eng. colloquial. To catch (someone's) eye is first attested 1813, in Jane Austen. Catchword (1730) was originally the first word of the following page inserted at the right-hand lower corner of each page of a book; extended to "word caught up and repeated" (especially in the political sense) by 1795. Catch as catch can first attested 1393.