English: sink

English verb 'sink' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to sink
Participle: sunk
Gerund: sinking

Indicative

Present

Isink
yousink
he;she;itsinks
wesink
yousink
theysink

Perfect

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

Past

Isank
yousank
he;she;itsank
wesank
yousank
theysank

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Isink
yousink
he;she;itsink
wesink
yousink
theysink

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Isank
yousank
he;she;itsank
wesank
yousank
theysank

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousink
weLet's sink
yousink

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like sink

begin, countersink, drink, ring, sink, swim,

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Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. sincan "become submerged, go under" (past tense sanc, pp. suncen), from P.Gmc. *senkwanan (cf. O.S. sinkan, O.N. sökkva, M.Du. sinken, Du. zinken, O.H.G. sinkan, Ger. sinken, Goth. sigqan), from PIE base *sengw- "to sink." The transitive use supplants M.E. sench (cf. drink/drench) which died out 14c. Sinking fund is from 1724; sinker in fishing line sense is from 1844. Adjective phrase sink or swim is from 1668. To sink without a trace is WWI military jargon, transl. Ger. spurlos versenkt.