English: hit

English verb 'hit' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to hit
Participle: hit
Gerund: hitting

Indicative

Present

Ihit
youhit
he;she;ithits
wehit
youhit
theyhit

Perfect

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

Past

Ihit
youhit
he;she;ithit
wehit
youhit
theyhit

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ihit
youhit
he;she;ithit
wehit
youhit
theyhit

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Ihit
youhit
he;she;ithit
wehit
youhit
theyhit

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youhit
weLet's hit
youhit

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. hyttan "come upon, meet with," from O.N. hitta "to light upon, meet with," from P.Gmc. *khitjanan. Meaning shifted in late O.E. period to "strike," via "to reach with a blow or missile," and replaced O.E. slean in this sense. Noun meaning "successful play, song, person," etc. first recorded 1811, from verb meaning "to hit the mark, succeed" (c.1400). Underworld slang meaning "to kill by plan" is 1955 (n. is from 1970). Meaning "dose of narcotic" is 1951, from phrases like hit the bottle "drink alcohol" (1889). Original sense survives in phrases such as hit it off (1780) and hit on (1970s). To hit the nail on the head (1574) is from archery. Hit the road "leave" is from 1873; to hit (someone) up "request something" is from 1917. Hit and run is 1899 as a baseball play, 1924 as a driver failing to stop at a crash he caused. To not know what hit (one) is from 1923.