English: ought

English verb 'ought' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to ought
Participle: Gerund: oughting

Indicative

Present

Iought
youought
he;she;itought
weought
youought
theyought

Perfect

Past

Pluperfect

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Iought
youought
he;she;itought
weought
youought
theyought

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iought
youought
he;she;itought
weought
youought
theyought

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youought
weLet's ought
youought

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like ought

must, ought,

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. ahte, pt. of agan "to own, possess, owe" (see owe). As a past tense of owe, it shared in that word's evolution and meant at times in M.E. "possessed" and "under obligation to pay." It has been detached from owe since 17c., though he aught me ten pounds is recorded as active in E.Anglian dialect from c.1825. As an auxiliary verb expressing duty or obligation (c.1175, the main modern use), it represents the past subjunctive.