English: hear

English verb 'hear' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to hear
Participle: heard
Gerund: hearing

Indicative

Present

Ihear
youhear
he;she;ithears
wehear
youhear
theyhear

Perfect

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

Past

Iheard
youheard
he;she;itheard
weheard
youheard
theyheard

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ihear
youhear
he;she;ithear
wehear
youhear
theyhear

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iheard
youheard
he;she;itheard
weheard
youheard
theyheard

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youhear
weLet's hear
youhear

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like hear

hear, mishear, overhear, rehear,

Additional Information

Cf. Old English hīeran.

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (W.Saxon), from P.Gmc. *khauzjianan (cf. O.N. hegra, O.Fris. hora, Du. horen, Ger. hören, Goth. hausjan), perhaps from PIE base *(s)keu- "to notice, observe." Spelling difference between hear and here developed 1200-1550. Hearing "listening to evidence in a court of law" is from 1576; hearsay is 1532 from phrase to hear say. O.E. also had the excellent adj. hiersum "ready to hear, obedient," lit. "hear-some" with suffix from handsome, etc. Hear, hear! (1689) was originally imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker's words; now a general cheer of approval. Originally it was hear him!