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Assam Class 12 HS Exam Tense Exercise: General English

Conjugation of Swim in Different Tenses

To conjugate is to show the different forms of a verb. It is important to practise conjugation of different verbs while learning tenses in English grammar. We have already learnt tenses in detail. Let's today study how a verb is conjugated in different tenses. A verb is conjugated according to the structure rules of different tenses. You can read the structure rules of different tenses here.  Let's take the verb 'Swim' as an example. Swim is the base form. Swam is the past form. Swum is the past participle form.

Conjugation of Swim in Different Tenses:

1. Present Indefinite Tense:

I/We swim

You swim

He/she/it/David swims

The boys/They swim

2. Present Continuous Tense:

I am swimming

We are swimming

You are swimming

He/she/David is swimming

They are swimming

3. Present Perfect Tense:

I/we have swum

You have swum

He/she/it/David has swum

The boys/They have swum

4. Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

I/we have been swimming

You have been swimming

He/she/David/it has been swimming

The boys/they have been swimming.

5. Past Indefinite Tense:

I/we swam

You swam

He/she/it/David swam

The boys/They swam

6. Past Continuous Tense:

I was swimming

We were swimming

You were swimming

He/she/David/it was swimming

The boys/They were swimming

7. Past Perfect Tense:

I/we had swum

You had swum

He/she/David/It had swum

The boys/They had swum

8. Past Perfect Continuous Tense:

I/we had been swimming

You had been swimming

He/she/David/It had been swimming

The boys/They had been swimming

9. Future Indefinite Tense:

I/We shall swim

You will swim

He/She/David/It will swim

The boys/They will swim

10. Future Continuous Tense:

I/We shall be swimming

You will be swimming

He/She/David/It will be swimming

The boys/They will be swimming

11. Future Perfect Tense:

I/We shall have swum

You will have swum

He/She/David/It will have swum

The boys/They will have swum

12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense:

I/We shall have been swimming

You will have been swimming

He/She/David/It will have been swimming

The boys/They will have been swimming