English: sting

English verb 'sting' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to sting
Participle: stung
Gerund: stinging

Indicative

Present

Isting
yousting
he;she;itstings
westing
yousting
theysting

Perfect

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

Past

Istung
youstung
he;she;itstung
westung
youstung
theystung

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Isting
yousting
he;she;itsting
westing
yousting
theysting

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Istung
youstung
he;she;itstung
westung
youstung
theystung

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

yousting
weLet's sting
yousting

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like sting

cling, dig, fling, hamstring, sling, slink, stick, sting, string, swing, unstick, unstring, wring,

Additional Information

Cf. Old English strong verb clingan (cling), slincan (slink), spinnan (spin), stingan (sting), swingan (swing), gewinnan (win) and wringan (wring).

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. stingan "to prick with a small point" (of weapons, insects, plants, etc.), from P.Gmc. *stenganan (cf. O.N. stinga, O.H.G. stungen "to prick," Goth. us-stagg "to prick out," O.H.G. stanga, Ger. stange "pole, perch," Ger. stengel "stalk, stem"), from PIE *stengh-, nasalized form of base *stegh- "to prick, sting" (cf. O.E. stagga "stag," Gk. stokhos "pointed stake"). Specialized to insects late 15c. Slang meaning "to cheat, swindle" is from 1812. The noun is O.E. stincg, steng "act of stinging, stinging pain;" meaning "carefully planned theft or robbery" is attested from 1930; sense of "police undercover entrapment" first attested 1975. Sting ray is from 1624.