English: wear

English verb 'wear' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to wear
Participle: worn
Gerund: wearing

Indicative

Present

Iwear
youwear
he;she;itwears
wewear
youwear
theywear

Perfect

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

Past

Iwore
youwore
he;she;itwore
wewore
youwore
theywore

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Subjunctive

Present

Iwear
youwear
he;she;itwear
wewear
youwear
theywear

Perfect

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

Imperfect

Iwore
youwore
he;she;itwore
wewore
youwore
theywore

Pluperfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Imperative

youwear
weLet's wear
youwear

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like wear

forswear, outwear, swear, tear, wear,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. werian "to clothe, put on," from P.Gmc. *wazjanan (cf. O.N. verja, O.H.G. werian, Goth. gawasjan "to clothe"), from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (cf. Skt. vaste "he puts on," vasanam "garment;" Avestan vah-; Gk. esthes "clothing," hennymi "to clothe," eima "garment;" L. vestire; Welsh gwisgo, Breton gwiska; O.E. w├Žstling "sheet, blanket;" Hittite washshush "garments," washanzi "they dress"). The Gmc. forms "were homonyms of the vb. for 'prevent, ward off, protect' (Goth. warjan, O.E. werian, etc.), and this was prob. a factor in their early displacement in most of the Gmc. languages" [Buck]. Shifted from a weak verb (past tense and pp. wered) to a strong one (past tense wore, p.p. worn) in 14c. on analogy of rhyming strong verbs such as bear and tear. Secondary sense of "use up, gradually damage" (c.1275) is from effect of continued use on clothes. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; wear and tear is first recorded 1666.