English: swing

English verb 'swing' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to swing
Participle: swung
Gerund: swinging

Indicative

Present

Iswing
youswing
he;she;itswings
weswing
youswing
theyswing

Perfect

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

Past

Iswung
youswung
he;she;itswung
weswung
youswung
theyswung

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Iswing
youswing
he;she;itswing
weswing
youswing
theyswing

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iswung
youswung
he;she;itswung
weswung
youswung
theyswung

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youswing
weLet's swing
youswing

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like swing

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).

Etymology

O.E. swingan "to rush, fling oneself," from P.Gmc. *swenganan (cf. O.S., O.H.G. swingan, O.Fris. swinga, Ger. schwingen "to swing, swingle, oscillate") denoting "violent circulatory motion." The meaning "move freely back and forth" is first recorded 1545. The noun meaning "a stroke with a weapon" is from 1375; sense of "an apparatus that swings" is first recorded 1687. Meaning "shift of public opinion" is from 1899. The meaning "variety of big dance-band music with a swinging rhythm" is first recorded 1933, though the sense has been traced back to 1888; its heyday was from mid-30s to mid-40s. Swinging "uninhibited" dates from 1958; and swinger "person who is lively in an unrestrained way" is from 1965. Both had various other slang senses traceable to 1590s. Swing shift first recorded 1941, typically 4 p.m. to midnight. Phrase in full swing "in total effect or operation" (1570) is probably from bell-ringing.