English: sell

English verb 'sell' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to sell
Participle: sold
Gerund: selling

Indicative

Present

Isell
yousell
he;she;itsells
wesell
yousell
theysell

Perfect

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

Past

Isold
yousold
he;she;itsold
wesold
yousold
theysold

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Isell
yousell
he;she;itsell
wesell
yousell
theysell

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Isold
yousold
he;she;itsold
wesold
yousold
theysold

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousell
weLet's sell
yousell

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like sell

foretell, resell, retell, sell, tell, undersell,

Additional Information

Cf. Old English sellan (sell) and tellan (tell).

Etymology

O.E. sellan "to give," from P.Gmc. *saljanan (cf. O.N. selja "to hand over, deliver, sell;" O.Fris. sella, O.H.G. sellen "to give, hand over, sell;" Goth. saljan "to offer a sacrifice"), perhaps a causative form of the root of O.E. sala "sale." One of the first things a student of Old English has to learn is that the word that looks like sell usually means "give." Meaning "to give up for money" had emerged by c.1000. Slang meaning "to swindle" is from 1597. The noun phrase hard sell is recorded from 1952. To sell one's soul is from c.1570. Sell-by date is from 1972. To sell (someone) down the river is first recorded 1927, but probably from slavery days, on notion of sale from the Upper South to the cotton plantations of the Deep South (attested in this literal sense since 1851). To sell like hot cakes is from 1839.