English: sing

English verb 'sing' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to sing
Participle: sung
Gerund: singing

Indicative

Present

Ising
yousing
he;she;itsings
wesing
yousing
theysing

Perfect

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

Past

Isang; sung
yousang; sung
he;she;itsang; sung
wesang; sung
yousang; sung
theysang; sung

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Ising
yousing
he;she;itsing
wesing
yousing
theysing

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Isang; sung
yousang; sung
he;she;itsang; sung
wesang; sung
yousang; sung
theysang; sung

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousing
weLet's sing
yousing

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like sing

pre-shrink, shrink, sing, spring, stink,

Additional Information

The form where the 'i' in the stem is replaced with 'u' is used in American English.

Etymology

O.E. singan "to chant, sing, tell in song," also used of birds (class III strong verb; past tense sang, pp. sungen), from P.Gmc. *sengwanan (cf. O.Fris. sionga, M.Du. singhen, O.H.G. singan, Ger. singen, Goth. siggwan, O.N. syngva, Swed. sjunga), from PIE base *sengwh- "to sing, make an incantation." No related forms in other languages, unless perhaps it is connected to Gk. omphe "voice" (especially of a god), "oracle;" and Welsh dehongli "explain, interpret." The typical IE root is represented by L. canere (see chant). Other words meaning "sing" derive from roots meaning "cry, shout," but Ir. gaibim is lit. "take, seize," with sense evolution via "take up" a song or melody. The criminal slang sense of "to confess to authorities" is attested from 1612. Singsong (adj.) is first recorded 1734, from earlier use as a noun (1609).