English: hew

English verb 'hew' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to hew
Participle: hewed; hewn
Gerund: hewing

Indicative

Present

Ihew
youhew
he;she;ithews
wehew
youhew
theyhew

Perfect

Ihave hewed; hewn
youhave hewed; hewn
he;she;ithas hewed; hewn
wehave hewed; hewn
youhave hewed; hewn
theyhave hewed; hewn

Past

Ihewed
youhewed
he;she;ithewed
wehewed
youhewed
theyhewed

Pluperfect

Ihad hewed; hewn
youhad hewed; hewn
he;she;ithad hewed; hewn
wehad hewed; hewn
youhad hewed; hewn
theyhad hewed; hewn

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have hewed; hewn
youwill have hewed; hewn
he;she;itwill have hewed; hewn
wewill have hewed; hewn
youwill have hewed; hewn
theywill have hewed; hewn

Subjunctive

Present

Ihew
youhew
he;she;ithew
wehew
youhew
theyhew

Perfect

Ihave hewed; hewn
youhave hewed; hewn
he;she;ithave hewed; hewn
wehave hewed; hewn
youhave hewed; hewn
theyhave hewed; hewn

Imperfect

Ihewed
youhewed
he;she;ithewed
wehewed
youhewed
theyhewed

Pluperfect

Ihad hewed; hewn
youhad hewed; hewn
he;she;ithad hewed; hewn
wehad hewed; hewn
youhad hewed; hewn
theyhad hewed; hewn

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have hewed; hewn
youwould have hewed; hewn
he;she;itwould have hewed; hewn
wewould have hewed; hewn
youwould have hewed; hewn
theywould have hewed; hewn

Imperative

youhew
weLet's hew
youhew

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. heawan "to chop, hack, gash" (class VII strong verb; past tense heow, pp. heawen), earlier geheawan, from P.Gmc. *khawwanan (cf. O.N. hoggva, Du. houwen, Ger. hauen "to cut, strike, hew"), from PIE base *qau- "to strike, beat" (cf. O.C.S. kovo, Lith. kauju "to beat, forge;" L. cudere "to strike, beat;" M.Ir. cuad "beat, fight"). Weak pp. hewede appeared 14c. Seemingly contradictory sense of "hold fast, stick to" (in phrase hew to) developed from hew to the line "stick to a course," lit. "cut evenly with an axe or saw," first recorded 1891.