English: eat

English verb 'eat' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to eat
Participle: eaten
Gerund: eating

Indicative

Present

Ieat
youeat
he;she;iteats
weeat
youeat
theyeat

Perfect

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

Past

Iate
youate
he;she;itate
weate
youate
theyate

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ieat
youeat
he;she;iteat
weeat
youeat
theyeat

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iate
youate
he;she;itate
weate
youate
theyate

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youeat
weLet's eat
youeat

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like eat

eat, overeat,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. etan (class V strong verb; past tense æt, pp. eten), from P.Gmc. *etanan (cf. O.N. eta, Goth. itan, Ger. essen), from PIE base *ed- "to eat" (see edible). Transf. sense of "slow, gradual corrosion or destruction" is from 1555. Meaning "to preoccupy, engross" (as in what's eating you?) first recorded 1893. Slang sexual sense of "do cunnilingus on" is first recorded 1927. Eat out "dine away from home" is from 1933; eatery "restaurant" is from 1901; eats (n.) "food" is considered colloquial, but it was present in O.E. The slang phrase to eat one's words is from 1571; to eat one's heart out is from 1596; for eat one's hat, see hat.