English: swim

English verb 'swim' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to swim
Participle: swum
Gerund: swimming

Indicative

Present

Iswim
youswim
he;she;itswims
weswim
youswim
theyswim

Perfect

Ihave swum; swam
youhave swum; swam
he;she;ithas swum; swam
wehave swum; swam
youhave swum; swam
theyhave swum; swam

Past

Iswam
youswam
he;she;itswam
weswam
youswam
theyswam

Pluperfect

Ihad swum; swam
youhad swum; swam
he;she;ithad swum; swam
wehad swum; swam
youhad swum; swam
theyhad swum; swam

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have swum; swam
youwill have swum; swam
he;she;itwill have swum; swam
wewill have swum; swam
youwill have swum; swam
theywill have swum; swam

Subjunctive

Present

Iswim
youswim
he;she;itswim
weswim
youswim
theyswim

Perfect

Ihave swum; swam
youhave swum; swam
he;she;ithave swum; swam
wehave swum; swam
youhave swum; swam
theyhave swum; swam

Imperfect

Iswam
youswam
he;she;itswam
weswam
youswam
theyswam

Pluperfect

Ihad swum; swam
youhad swum; swam
he;she;ithad swum; swam
wehad swum; swam
youhad swum; swam
theyhad swum; swam

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have swum; swam
youwould have swum; swam
he;she;itwould have swum; swam
wewould have swum; swam
youwould have swum; swam
theywould have swum; swam

Imperative

youswim
weLet's swim
youswim

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like swim

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

Additional Information

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. swimman "to move in or on the water, float" (class III strong verb; past tense swamm, pp. swummen), from P.Gmc. *swemjanan (cf. O.S., O.H.G. swimman, O.N. svimma, Du. zwemmen, Ger. schwimmen), from PIE base *swem- "to be in motion," sometimes said to be restricted to Gmc., but possible cognates are Welsh chwyf "motion," O.Ir. do-sennaim "I hunt," Lith. sundyti "to chase." For the usual IE word, see natatorium. Sense of "reel or move unsteadily" first recorded 1678; of the head or brain, from 1702. Swimsuit first recorded 1934; swimming hole is from 1867; swimming pool is from 1899. Fig. phrase sink or swim is attested from c.1440, often with ref. to ordeals of suspected witches.