English: write

English verb 'write' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to write
Participle: written
Gerund: writing

Indicative

Present

Iwrite
youwrite
he;she;itwrites
wewrite
youwrite
theywrite

Perfect

Ihave written; wrote; writ
youhave written; wrote; writ
he;she;ithas written; wrote; writ
wehave written; wrote; writ
youhave written; wrote; writ
theyhave written; wrote; writ

Past

Iwrote
youwrote
he;she;itwrote
wewrote
youwrote
theywrote

Pluperfect

Ihad written; wrote; writ
youhad written; wrote; writ
he;she;ithad written; wrote; writ
wehad written; wrote; writ
youhad written; wrote; writ
theyhad written; wrote; writ

Future

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

Future perfect

Iwill have written; wrote; writ
youwill have written; wrote; writ
he;she;itwill have written; wrote; writ
wewill have written; wrote; writ
youwill have written; wrote; writ
theywill have written; wrote; writ

Subjunctive

Present

Iwrite
youwrite
he;she;itwrite
wewrite
youwrite
theywrite

Perfect

Ihave written; wrote; writ
youhave written; wrote; writ
he;she;ithave written; wrote; writ
wehave written; wrote; writ
youhave written; wrote; writ
theyhave written; wrote; writ

Imperfect

Iwrote
youwrote
he;she;itwrote
wewrote
youwrote
theywrote

Pluperfect

Ihad written; wrote; writ
youhad written; wrote; writ
he;she;ithad written; wrote; writ
wehad written; wrote; writ
youhad written; wrote; writ
theyhad written; wrote; writ

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

Iwould have written; wrote; writ
youwould have written; wrote; writ
he;she;itwould have written; wrote; writ
wewould have written; wrote; writ
youwould have written; wrote; writ
theywould have written; wrote; writ

Imperative

youwrite
weLet's write
youwrite

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

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

Perfect

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

Past

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

Pluperfect

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

Future

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

Future perfect

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

Conditional

Present

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

Perfect

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

Verbs conjugated like write

overwrite, rewrite, smite, typewrite, underwrite, write,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, pp. writen), from P.Gmc. *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. O.Fris. writa "to write," O.S. writan "to tear, scratch, write," O.N. rita "write, scratch, outline," O.H.G. rizan "to write, scratch, tear," Ger. rei├čen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most I.E languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. L. scribere, Gk. grapho, Skt. rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Goth. meljan, O.C.S. pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates).
"For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust." [More, 1513]
To write (something) off (1682) originally was from accounting; fig. sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.