English: love

English verb 'love' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to love
Participle: loved
Gerund: loving

Indicative

Present

Ilove
youlove
he;she;itloves
welove
youlove
theylove

Perfect

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

Past

Iloved
youloved
he;she;itloved
weloved
youloved
theyloved

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ilove
youlove
he;she;itlove
welove
youlove
theylove

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iloved
youloved
he;she;itloved
weloved
youloved
theyloved

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youlove
weLet's love
youlove

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. lufu "love, affection, friendliness," from P.Gmc. *lubo (cf. O.Fris. liaf, Ger. lieb, Goth. liufs "dear, beloved;" not found elsewhere as a noun, except O.H.G. luba, Ger. Liebe), from PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (cf. L. lubet, later libet "pleases;" Skt. lubhyati "desires;" O.C.S. l'ubu "dear, beloved;" Lith. liaupse "song of praise"). Meaning "a beloved person" is from c.1225. The sense "no score" (in tennis, etc.) is 1742, from the notion of "playing for love," i.e. "for nothing" (1678). Love-letter is attested from c.1240; love-song from c.1310. To be in love with (someone) is from 1508. Love life "one's collective amorous activities" is from 1919, originally a term in psychological jargon. Phrase make love is attested from 1580 in the sense "pay amorous attention to;" as a euphemism for "have sex," it is attested from c.1950. Love child "child born out of wedlock," first attested 1805, from earlier love brat (17c.). Lovesick is attested from 1530; lovelorn from 1634 (see lose). Phrase for love or money "for anything" is attested from 1590. To fall in love is attested from 1423. The phrase no love lost (between two people) is ambiguous and was used 17c. in ref. to two who love each other well (c.1640) as well as two who have no love for each other (1622).