How to Conjugate Bleed

by Craig Shrives

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Bleed in the Different Tenses

The verb "bleed" is an irregular verb. (This means that "bleed" does not form its simple past tense or its past participle by adding "-ed" or "-d" to the base form.)

The Five Forms of Bleed

FormbleedAlternative Name
Base FormbleedInfinitive Form
The -S FormbleedsThird Person Singular Form
Past FormbledSimple Past Tense
The -ING FormbleedingPresent Participle Form
The Past Participle Formbled[no alternative name]

Conjugating Bleed

The tables below show how "bleed" conjugates in the past, present, and future tenses.

Past Tenses

PersonSimple PastPast Progressive TensePast Perfect TensePast Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • bled
  • bled
  • bled
  • bled
  • bled
  • bled
The simple past tense is for a completed activity that happened in the past.
  • was bleeding
  • were bleeding
  • was bleeding
  • were bleeding
  • were bleeding
  • were bleeding
The past progressive tense is for an ongoing activity in the past. Often, it is used to set the scene for another action.
  • had bled
  • had bled
  • had bled
  • had bled
  • had bled
  • had bled
The past perfect tense is for emphasizing that an action was completed before another took place.
  • had been bleeding
  • had been bleeding
  • had been bleeding
  • had been bleeding
  • had been bleeding
  • had been bleeding
The past perfect progressive tense is for showing that an ongoing action in the past has ended.

Present Tenses

PersonSimple PresentPresent Progressive TensePresent Perfect TensePresent Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • bleed
  • bleed
  • bleeds
  • bleed
  • bleed
  • bleed
The simple present tense is mostly for a fact or a habit.
  • am bleeding
  • are bleeding
  • is bleeding
  • are bleeding
  • are bleeding
  • are bleeding
The present progressive tense is for an ongoing action in the present.
  • have bled
  • have bled
  • has bled
  • have bled
  • have bled
  • have bled
The present perfect tense is for an action that began in the past. (Often, the action continues into the present.)
  • have been bleeding
  • have been bleeding
  • has been bleeding
  • have been bleeding
  • have been bleeding
  • have been bleeding
The present perfect progressive tense is for a continuous activity that began in the past and continues into the present (or finished very recently).

Future Tenses

PersonSimple FutureFuture Progressive TenseFuture Perfect TenseFuture Perfect Progressive Tense
  • I
  • you
  • he/she/it
  • we
  • you
  • they
  • will bleed
  • will bleed
  • will bleed
  • will bleed
  • will bleed
  • will bleed
The simple future tense is for an action that will occur in the future.
  • will be bleeding
  • will be bleeding
  • will be bleeding
  • will be bleeding
  • will be bleeding
  • will be bleeding
The future progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will occur in the future.
  • will have bled
  • will have bled
  • will have bled
  • will have bled
  • will have bled
  • will have bled
The future perfect tense is for an action that will have been completed at some point in the future.
  • will have been bleeding
  • will have been bleeding
  • will have been bleeding
  • will have been bleeding
  • will have been bleeding
  • will have been bleeding
The future perfect progressive tense is for an ongoing action that will be completed at some specified time in the future.

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Parts of Speech Lists 200 Important Irregular Verbs

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