English: take

English verb 'take' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to take
Participle: taken
Gerund: taking

Indicative

Present

Itake
youtake
he;she;ittakes
wetake
youtake
theytake

Perfect

Ihave taken; took
youhave taken; took
he;she;ithas taken; took
wehave taken; took
youhave taken; took
theyhave taken; took

Past

Itook
youtook
he;she;ittook
wetook
youtook
theytook

Pluperfect

Ihad taken; took
youhad taken; took
he;she;ithad taken; took
wehad taken; took
youhad taken; took
theyhad taken; took

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have taken; took
youwill have taken; took
he;she;itwill have taken; took
wewill have taken; took
youwill have taken; took
theywill have taken; took

Subjunctive

Present

Itake
youtake
he;she;ittake
wetake
youtake
theytake

Perfect

Ihave taken; took
youhave taken; took
he;she;ithave taken; took
wehave taken; took
youhave taken; took
theyhave taken; took

Imperfect

Itook
youtook
he;she;ittook
wetook
youtook
theytook

Pluperfect

Ihad taken; took
youhad taken; took
he;she;ithad taken; took
wehad taken; took
youhad taken; took
theyhad taken; took

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have taken; took
youwould have taken; took
he;she;itwould have taken; took
wewould have taken; took
youwould have taken; took
theywould have taken; took

Imperative

youtake
weLet's take
youtake

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like take

betake, caretake, forsake, mistake, overtake, partake, retake, shake, take, undertake,

Additional Information

Etymology

late O.E. tacan, from a N.Gmc. source (e.g. O.N. taka "take, grasp, lay hold," past tense tok, pp. tekinn; Swed. ta, pp. tagit), from P.Gmc. *tækanan (cf. M.L.G. tacken, M.Du. taken, Goth. tekan "to touch"), of uncertain origin, perhaps originally meaning "to touch." Gradually replaced M.E. nimen as the verb for "to take," from O.E. niman, from the usual W.Gmc. *nem- root (cf. Ger. nehmen, Du. nemen), also of unknown origin. OED calls it "one of the elemental words of the language;" take up alone has 55 varieties of meaning in that dictionary. Basic sense is "to lay hold of," which evolved to "accept, receive" (as in take my advice) c.1200; "absorb" (he can take a punch) c.1200; "to choose, select" (take the long way home) c.1275; "to make, obtain" (take a shower) 1375; "to become affected by" (take sick) c.1300. Take five is 1929, from the approximate time it takes to smoke a cigarette. Take it easy first recorded 1880; take the plunge "act decisively" is from 1876; take the rap "accept (undeserved) punishment" is from 1930. Phrase take it or leave it is recorded from 1897.