English: give

English verb 'give' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to give
Participle: given
Gerund: giving

Indicative

Present

Igive
yougive
he;she;itgives
wegive
yougive
theygive

Perfect

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

Past

Igave
yougave
he;she;itgave
wegave
yougave
theygave

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Igive
yougive
he;she;itgive
wegive
yougive
theygive

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Igave
yougave
he;she;itgave
wegave
yougave
theygave

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yougive
weLet's give
yougive

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like give

forgive, give, misgive,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. giefan (W. Saxon), class V strong verb (past tense geaf, pp. giefen), from P.Gmc. *gebanan (cf. O.Fris. jeva, M.Du. gheven, Ger. geben, Goth. giban), from PIE *ghab(h)- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in M.E., but changed to guttural "g" by infl. of O.N. gefa "to give," O.Dan. givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1577. Given "allotted, predestined" (O.E. giefeðe) also had a n. sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Gmc. ideology. The modern sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. To give (someone) a cold seems to reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. Give-away (n.) is from 1872.