English: saw

English verb 'saw' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to saw
Participle: sawn (E)
Gerund: sawing

Indicative

Present

Isaw
yousaw
he;she;itsaws
wesaw
yousaw
theysaw

Perfect

Ihave sawn (E)
youhave sawn (E)
he;she;ithas sawn (E)
wehave sawn (E)
youhave sawn (E)
theyhave sawn (E)

Past

Isawed
yousawed
he;she;itsawed
wesawed
yousawed
theysawed

Pluperfect

Ihad sawn (E)
youhad sawn (E)
he;she;ithad sawn (E)
wehad sawn (E)
youhad sawn (E)
theyhad sawn (E)

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have sawn (E)
youwill have sawn (E)
he;she;itwill have sawn (E)
wewill have sawn (E)
youwill have sawn (E)
theywill have sawn (E)

Subjunctive

Present

Isaw
yousaw
he;she;itsaw
wesaw
yousaw
theysaw

Perfect

Ihave sawn (E)
youhave sawn (E)
he;she;ithave sawn (E)
wehave sawn (E)
youhave sawn (E)
theyhave sawn (E)

Imperfect

Isawed
yousawed
he;she;itsawed
wesawed
yousawed
theysawed

Pluperfect

Ihad sawn (E)
youhad sawn (E)
he;she;ithad sawn (E)
wehad sawn (E)
youhad sawn (E)
theyhad sawn (E)

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have sawn (E)
youwould have sawn (E)
he;she;itwould have sawn (E)
wewould have sawn (E)
youwould have sawn (E)
theywould have sawn (E)

Imperative

yousaw
weLet's saw
yousaw

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like saw

bestrew, mow, oversew, saw, sew, show, sow, strew,

Additional Information

The regular form is used in American English

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

"cutting tool," O.E. sagu, from P.Gmc. *sago "a cutting tool" (cf. O.E. seax "knife," O.N. sõg, Norw. sag, Dan. sav, M.Du. saghe, Du. zaag, O.H.G. saga, Ger. Säge "saw"), from PIE base *sak-/*sek- "to cut" (cf. L. secare "to cut," Rus. sech' "to cut;" see section). The verb is attested from c.1225; strong conjugation began 15c. on model of draw, etc. Sawbones "surgeon" is 1837 slang; sawdust is 1530; sawhorse recorded from 1778; sawfish first attested 1664. The personal name Sawyer is attested from c.1248 (cf. lawyer). Sawed-off "short, cut short" is attested 1887 of persons, 1898 of shotguns.