English: see

English verb 'see' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to see
Participle: seen
Gerund: seeing

Indicative

Present

Isee
yousee
he;she;itsees
wesee
yousee
theysee

Perfect

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

Past

Isaw
yousaw
he;she;itsaw
wesaw
yousaw
theysaw

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Isee
yousee
he;she;itsee
wesee
yousee
theysee

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Isaw
yousaw
he;she;itsaw
wesaw
yousaw
theysaw

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousee
weLet's see
yousee

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like see

foresee, oversee, see,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. seon (contracted class V strong verb; past tense seah, pp. sewen), from P.Gmc. *sekhwanan (cf. O.S., O.H.G. sehan, M.H.G., Ger. sehen, O.Fris. sia, M.Du. sien, O.N. sja, Goth. saihwan), from PIE base *sekw- "to see," which is "probably" the same base that produced words for "say" in Greek and Latin, and also words for "follow" (cf. L. sequor), but "opinions differ in regard to the semantic starting-point and sequences" [Buck]. Thus see could originally mean "follow with the eyes." Used in M.E. to mean "behold in the imagination or in a dream" (c.1200), "to recognize the force of (a demonstration)," also c.1200, "often with ref. to metaphorical light or eyes" [OED], and "to learn by reading" (1426). Past tense saw developed from O.E. pl. sawon.
"When you have seen one of their Pictures, you have seen all." [Blake, c.1811]
Sense of "escort" (e.g. to see someone home) first recorded 1607 in Shakespeare. Meaning "to receive as a visitor" is attested from c.1500. Gambling sense of "equal a bet" is from 1599. See you as a casual farewell first attested 1891. Seeing Eye dog first attested 1929, Amer.Eng., trademarked by Seeing Eye Inc. of New Jersey.