English: sit

English verb 'sit' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to sit
Participle: sat
Gerund: sitting

Indicative

Present

Isit
yousit
he;she;itsits
wesit
yousit
theysit

Perfect

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

Past

Isat
yousat
he;she;itsat
wesat
yousat
theysat

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Isit
yousit
he;she;itsit
wesit
yousit
theysit

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Isat
yousat
he;she;itsat
wesat
yousat
theysat

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousit
weLet's sit
yousit

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like sit

sit,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. sittan "to be seated, to seat oneself" (class V strong verb; past tense sæt, pp. seten), from P.Gmc. *setjanan (cf. O.S. sittian, O.N. sitja, O.Fris. sitta, M.Du. sitten, Du. zitten, O.H.G. sizzan, Ger. sitzen, Goth. sitan), from PIE base *sed- "to sit" (see sedentary). In ref. to a legislative assembly, from 1518. Meaning "to baby-sit" is recorded from 1966. Sitting room first recorded 1771. Slang sitting duck "easy target" first recorded 1944; lit. sense is from 1867 (it is considered not sporting to shoot at one). Sitting pretty is from 1921. To sit on one's hands was originally "to withhold applause" (1926); later, "to do nothing" (1959). To sit around "be idle, do nothing" is 1915, Amer.Eng. To sit out "not take part" is from 1626.